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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon is probably my favorite thing about summer. I eat it every day without fail. I think I have an obsession. So when I was reading my new Real Simple magazine the other night and saw a watermelon salad on the cover, I was inspired. The next night I created a watermelon feta salad for dinner.

This salad is simple and perfect for a hot summer day. The flavor combination might sound odd at first, just ask Josh…he was not interested in tasting this salad, but in the end the salad won him over. The mint, feta cheese, and red onion go surprisingly well with the watermelon. Josh added balsamic vinegar to his, but I enjoyed mine plain.

If you are looking for a light, cool, and refreshing salad, try this watermelon feta salad. I bet it will be on your menu for the remainder of the summer!

**Our gmail account was hacked into last night. If you received a strange message, we are very sorry. We changed our password and were able to access the account, but all of our information, contacts, etc. have been wiped clean. We are also not receiving new emails, so if you need to contact us, please leave a comment on the blog, our Facebook page, or on Twitter so we can get back to you. We are very sorry for any inconvenience. We will keep trying to get this resolved. Thank you!**

Watermelon Feta Salad

Yield: Serves 6-8


6 cups cubed watermelon
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
Balsamic vinegar-optional


1. In a large bowl combine watermelon, red onion, feta, and mint. Stir until ingredients are well combined.

2. Serve chilled.

Inspired by Real Simple

If you like this watermelon feta salad, you might also like:

Cucumber Feta Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
Strawberry Balsamic Salad with Basil and Feta from Two Peas and Their Pod
Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad from Saveur
Watermelon Salad with Rose and Mint Syrup from Technicolor Kitchen

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55 Responses to “Watermelon Feta Salad”

  1. Erica — July 21, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    We had a salad like this at our blogger meet up in Boston- it was incredible! They sliced the feta and sat it on top of chunks of watermelon- amazingness. I’ve been craving it ever since

  2. kat — July 21, 2010 @ 6:34 am

    We did a salad like this last summer & were instantly won over, thanks for reminding me I need to make it again

  3. Lynn — July 21, 2010 @ 6:52 am


    I got an email from your gmail account that looks like someone has hacked your account. The email claims you are in trapped Madrid Spain and asks for money. You should go check your gmail account and reset your password right away.


  4. Fran — July 21, 2010 @ 7:50 am

    I have to admit it doesn’t sound like something I would ever try. But I love all the ingredients as seperate entities so maybe……We have several watermelons in our garden that are almost ripe!

  5. Traci — July 21, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    I’m going to try this today for lunch.
    Wondering if there are any good desserts with feta? It might be interesting.

  6. Natalie (The Sweets Life) — July 21, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    What a bummer about your email address!!

    I made a similar version of this and loved it. So fun to try watermelon in new ways. I’ll try with mint instead of basil next time!

  7. carrian — July 21, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    i also got the email. sorry you got hacked! that stinks!!

  8. Cupcake Activist — July 21, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    Watermelon and feta…interesting combination. I would have never thought of combining these two foods. Now I will have to give it a try.

  9. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks — July 21, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    This looks so fresh and delicious. Nothing better than watermelon in the summer!

  10. Mary — July 21, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    This looks icy cool and refreshing. I love the combination – it’s perfect for a hot summer evening. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. Joanne — July 21, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about the email Maria! Ugh people suck.

    But this watermelon salad…fabulous! I love feta and melon!

  12. Tracy — July 21, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    How fresh and fabulous! I never would have thought to put watermelon and feta together!

  13. Kathy - Panini Happy — July 21, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    Watermelon and feta is one of the best new-to-me combinations i’ve discovered in the past year. Not sure why, but it works! I really hope you’re able to get your gmail back up and running soon – it’s so unsettling when things happen.

  14. pigpigscorner — July 21, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    It’s so hard to get hold of watermelons here! I miss it, so refreshing!

  15. Jen @ How To: Simplify — July 21, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    This salad looks so refreshing!

  16. Aggie — July 21, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    I have yet to try watermelon and feta…saw the same recipe in Real Simple! Looks so refreshing!

  17. Eliana — July 21, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    This salad looks so tasty and refreshing!!! Love the contrast of salty and sweet.

  18. Dee — July 21, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    Never thought to add feta cheese to watermelon. I will have to make this!

  19. zerrin — July 21, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    This is my favorite in summer. Mint is a great addition.

  20. Pam — July 21, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    I love watermelon and feta so I know this salad would make me happy. It looks beautiful too.

  21. I love watermelon and feta together, fantastic summer salad!

  22. Glad to hear that you are sorting through this tragedy. Such a complete hassle. Your watermelon salad is a interesting & I bet very tasty. xo

  23. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 21, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    Love watermelon and feta together. Delicious! I hope everything gets resolved. So sorry you had to go through that.

  24. Sues — July 21, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    One of my very favorite feta combinations!! It’s so simple, but so delicious. And yours looks so pretty :)

  25. Cookin' Canuck — July 21, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

    Lovely, fresh salad! Mint really lights up the flavor of watermelon. I hope your hacking problems are getting solved. I’m so sorry that happened to you!

  26. El — July 21, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    I’m sorry about your email. It seems this beautiful salad made up for the headache. Delicious!

  27. Amy B. @ Foodista — July 21, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

    Oh my, your salad looks great! I love it! Thanks for sharing, I might actually prepare this one for tonight, we have watermelons. Yay! I wanna share this to my friends in Foodista too, if you don’t mind? Just add the foodista widget for watermelon at the end of this post, and that should do it. The widget will direct readers to your post when they go looking for watermelon recipes 😀 Thanks and keep on posting, Cheers, Amy from Australia xx

  28. Lori — July 22, 2010 @ 4:37 am

    A friend told me about watermelon feta salad last week and I have been thinking about it ever since. I just would never think of using watermelon like that, but it sounds so delicious! So glad to have this recipe!

  29. grace — July 22, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    when i see watermelon paired with cheese, i always think of sam from top chef. so thanks for that. :)

  30. so refreshing! i love this!

  31. Lisa — July 22, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    We love this salad served over a bed of arugula with a tiny drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction.

  32. Fuji Mama — July 22, 2010 @ 9:26 am

    I love this type of salad, especially during the summer! This one is beautiful and sounds refreshing! Grrrrrrrr….I hate hackers!

  33. Blond Duck — July 22, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    I’m still craving those rocky ledge bars!

  34. Angela@spinachtiger — July 22, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    I can see how this would be so good. The saltiness of the feta brings out the watermelon taste. I just made a watermelon sorbet with lime that was so refreshing.

  35. I actually made a salad similar to this last summer. Feta and watermelon are SO good with each other–who knew!

  36. Dana — July 22, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    I love watermelon too. I buy those little baby guys and between my boys and me, they are gone within a day. Time to step up and buy a big one! I first made a salad like this two years ago (I add arugula) and couldn’t believe how well the flavors work together. Yum!

  37. monica — July 23, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    Everyoneeeeeee is talking about mixing feta with watermelon!!! I’ve never heard that and thats brilliant! Love Feta!

  38. Adam — July 23, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    We recently did a watermelon salad when we had to use some leftover watermelon. It is so refreshing for these hots days we have been having lately.

  39. Sarah — July 25, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    I can’t wait to try this!

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