Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Salad –  an unexpected concoction of watermelon, mint, feta cheese, and red onion. This watermelon salad is surprisingly perfect in every way, blending sweet and savory in one delicious bite! 

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon is probably my favorite thing about summer. I eat it every day without fail. I think I have an obsession. I love eating it plain, in slices, cut up in cubes, or in a salad.

This Watermelon Feta Salad is my favorite because it is so fresh and so easy to make. The flavor combination might sound odd at first, but trust me, it is a WINNER! It is the perfect salad for a hot summer day and a fun way to jazz up everyone’s favorite summer fruit.

Watermelon on cutting board

4-Ingredient Salad

You only need four ingredients to make this refreshing salad!

  • Watermelon
  • Red onion
  • Feta cheese
  • Mint

You can also add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze, but that is optional. The salad is good with or without it!

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

How to Make Watermelon Feta Salad

I like to start with a chilled watermelon. If your watermelon isn’t cold to start with, you can always chill the salad before serving. Cold watermelon is the best on a hot summer day!

Cut the watermelon into bite sized cubes with a sharp knife.

In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, red onion slices, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh mint. If you are going to add balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze, add right before serving.

Perfect Summer Side Dish

You can serve this light and refreshing watermelon salad alongside any summer meal. It is the perfect side dish to bring to a summer potluck, party, or BBQ. The sweet and salty combo will WOW your friends and family and that pop of mint makes the salad extra special.

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Watermelon Feta Salad

This easy watermelon salad is a summertime favorite! It is a great side dish to any summer meal!
4.91 from 10 votes


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


  • In a large bowl combine cubed watermelon, red onion, feta, and mint. Stir until ingredients are well combined. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar or glaze, if using. Serve chilled.


Calories: 84kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 142mg, Potassium: 206mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1024IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 1mg

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

  3. Maria

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

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

  8. 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

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. 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!

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

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

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. hello, just found this recipe and it reminded me of home. Eating watermelons with feta cheese is common in Turkey (or at the southern parts) Our favorite dish (for lunch) during those hot summers. I will try adding some fresh mint next time like you did. 🙂

  24. 4 stars
    This was a lovely salad. I tasted something similar at a wedding reception several years ago and have been looking for a recipe ever since. Some of the family thought the flavors were a little strong (probably from the Feta cheese) but I loved it and will be making it again.

  25. I love this concoction of chilled watermelon and crumbly feta. Everyone loves to have watermelon in the summer. But having only watermelon is boring, but adding feta to it make a perfect salad for the summer. I have also tried one of this kind salad recipe. You can check this recipe at my food blog Tasha’s Artisan Foods. I hope you will like it and get more interesting recipes there.

    1. Are you seriously redirecting ppl to your site on someone else’s site recipe?? What a crappy thing to do. I hope no one follows. Shame on you!

  26. 5 stars

    1. You can cut the watermelon, but I would wait to do the rest day of for ultimate freshness.