Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Watermelon Feta & Mint Salad Recipe – Light, Refreshing, Sweet & Salty flavors in Every Single Bite!

Watermelon salad with crumbled Feta cheese and chopped mint. A juxtaposition of sweet and salty flavors garnished with chopped mint for an interesting added flavor. This recipe is a great and refreshing summer dish!
Summer is all about salads. I prefer having a salad with a sweet and savory combination and this watermelon salad hits the spot.I usually serve this recipe as it is for my family, but I garnish my own plate with any toasted nuts available. This salad is one of those recipes I usually have on repeat throughout summer time.

Why you’ll love this watermelon Feta Salad?

-It’s totally easy: Only few ingredients are needed to make this recipe, even fewer steps are required to combine this tasty and refreshing dish. It’s simple, easy, affordable and done in less than 15 minutes.
-Great summer dish: During summer, fresh watermelons are available everywhere, it’s a great opportunity to use this incredibly refreshing and nutritious fruit in various recipes. This watermelon feta salad is a great dish to have during heated summer days to feed and hydrate one’s body with a light and tasty dish.
-It’s incredibly healthy: Watermelon contains high water (92% water), which is great and refreshing during a hot day. It’s also packed with antioxidants and amino acids, which is significant for muscle development and strength. This salad is a great light post workout; it helps reduce cramps. Watermelon has various other nutrients that help reduce the risk of several diseases. This is a real super fruit worth
-It’s truly delicious: The natural sweetness of the watermelon combined with the subtle saltiness and the slight lemony after taste of the feta cheese creates a wonderful explosion of flavors.

What ingredients do I need for this recipe?

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

½ watermelon, cubed
¼ cup Feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup Fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons Fresh lime juice

How to make this easy Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe:

Cut ½ watermelon into medium sized cubes and place in a large bowl or serving plate.
Add crumbled Greek Feta cheese, olive oil, honey, some lime juice, salt and the sliced red onion.

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Mix gently to combine the ingredients, top with the roughly chopped mint, then serve cold. Enjoy!

Tasty Watermelon Feta & Mint Recipe – A fun, healthy, and Scrumptious Summer dish!

When I think of summer, the first thing that pops to mind is the beach, the sound of the waves, the sun, and WATERMELON. We used to just cut up chunks of watermelon, pack in a sealed container and take as a snack to the beach or the swimming pool. However, the moment we tried this watermelon feta salad recipe, there’s was no going back. It’s our current favorite snack to pack on heated summer day.

Helpful Tips and Variations:

Is it necessary to use a fresh watermelon? The main and most significant ingredient in this recipe is watermelon, thus choosing a good one is of great importance. I prefer to get my watermelon from a nice guy at the farmer’s market, he always picks up the densest, well colored and sweetest watermelon. So check out your nearest farmer’s market during summer time, there are many farmers who let you taste an opened Watermelon before buying.
Can I tell a good watermelon by myself? For sure, Tap the watermelon with your knuckles, if it has a deep hallow sound then it’s the one. Even though I’m no expert but this technique seems to work. There are other ways to tell a good watermelon, one of them is to check the color, if it looks more matte and dark and not too shiny and light, then it’s probably a good one. The other way is to check the color of the field spot, it should have an orange or darker color, if it’s white then it’s better to avoid that one.
Which type of Feta cheese is best for this recipe? I prefer to use Greek feta, it’s tangy, a bit sharp and crumbles perfectly in salads.
Can I add other elements to this recipe? Feel free to adjust this recipe as you like, you can add some crispy cucumber slices or cubes and some creamy avocado slices. You can even add some thinly sliced chili pepper, if you like a touch of heat in your recipe. For herbs, you can add some chopped basil or dill. For extra crunch, add some crushed walnuts, almonds or cashews.
Can I store any salad leftovers? You can safely store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

How can I serve this refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe?

This watermelon feta and mint salad is a great addition to your lunch table. It pairs amazingly well with grilled chicken or any other meat you’re grilling. It’s also a great snack to pack for work, for school, or on a picnic.

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

This watermelon feta and mint salad is a great addition to your lunch table.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • ½ watermelon cubed
  • ¼ cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • ¼ cup Fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh lime juice

Instructions
 

  • Cut ½ watermelon into medium sized cubes and place in a large bowl or serving plate.
  • Add crumbled Greek Feta cheese, olive oil, honey, some lime juice, salt and the sliced red onion.
  • Mix gently to combine the ingredients, top with the roughly chopped mint, then serve cold. Enjoy!
Keyword quesadillas, sweet, Watermelon

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