Refreshing Watermelon and Feta Salad

Refreshing Watermelon and Feta Salad

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 0 minsServes 4



cupsdiced seedless watermelon
cupcrumbled feta cheese
cupfresh mint leaves, chopped
cupred onion, thinly sliced
cupblack olives, pitted and halved
tbspextra-virgin olive oil
tbspfresh lime juice
tsphoney (optional, to balance flavors)
Salt and black pepper to taste
cupcrumbled or chopped pistachios (optional, for added crunch)

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy4438 kcal
  • Protein96 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)116 g
  • Cholesterol168 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids43 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids39 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids13 g
  • Carbohydrate819 g
  • Sugars628 g
  • Fiber48 g
  • Calcium1420 mg
  • Iron19 mg
  • Magnesium412 mg
  • Phosphorus1433 mg
  • Potassium7829 mg
  • Sodium3625 mg
  • Zinc5 mg
  • Copper3 mg
  • Selenium15 µg
  • Vitamin A92 µg
  • Vitamin E4 mg
  • Vitamin D0 µg
  • Vitamin C267 mg
  • Vitamin B64 mg
  • Vitamin B120 µg
  • Vitamin K42 µg


  1. Prepare the watermelon: Start by cutting the seedless watermelon into bite-sized cubes. Remove any seeds if present. Place the diced watermelon in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the feta cheese: Crumble the feta cheese over the watermelon in the mixing bowl.

  3. Mix in the fresh mint and red onion: Add the chopped fresh mint leaves and thinly sliced red onion to the watermelon and feta. Gently toss the ingredients together to combine evenly.

  4. Toss in the black olives: Add the halved black olives to the salad and mix them in gently.

  5. Make the dressing: In a separate small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice, and honey (if using). The honey is optional and can be adjusted based on your preference for sweetness. Season the dressing with a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste.

  6. Dress the salad: Pour the dressing over the watermelon and feta salad. Toss everything together carefully, ensuring the salad is evenly coated with the dressing.

  7. Optional: Add pistachios for crunch: If desired, sprinkle crumbled or chopped pistachios over the top of the salad for added texture and nutty flavour.

  8. Serve and enjoy: Transfer the salad to individual serving plates or bowls. Serve immediately and savour the refreshing flavours of this delicious street food-style salad.

Note: This salad is best served fresh and should be consumed soon after preparation to enjoy its full taste and texture. Feel free to get creative and add other ingredients such as cucumber, arugula, or balsamic glaze for extra flavour variations.

Recipe Story

When it comes to surviving the blistering heat of summer, you need a culinary lifesaver, a flavour explosion that'll knock you out of your flip-flops. Enter the Watermelon and Feta Salad, a marriage made in gastronomic heaven, bringing together the luscious sweetness of watermelon and the sassy tang of feta cheese. It's a match hotter than the sun, and it's become the darling of street food culture, serving up a fiesta of freshness that'll make your taste buds sing.

This dynamic duo isn't some recent culinary fad either; we're talking about the Mediterranean here, where folks have been savouring this perfect pairing for eons. Picture yourself lounging on a sun-drenched Greek island, a slice of watermelon dripping with juice in one hand, and a chunk of crumbly feta in the other – a sensory experience that screams "paradise."

Fast forward to today, and this glorious salad has made its way from the sun-soaked shores to every corner of the globe. It's become the rockstar of summer eats – light, exciting, and effortlessly cool. Every foodie worth their salt knows it's a surefire hit at picnics, barbecues, or any al fresco affair where flavour matters.

The magic of this salad goes beyond taste; it's packing some serious health credentials too. Watermelon, bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, keeps you feeling fresh as a daisy, while feta cheese – that funky, briny delight – brings the protein punch and gut-friendly probiotics. So, it's not just lip-smacking, it's doing your body a solid too.

But hey, this isn't your grandma's salad – oh no! The Watermelon and Feta Salad is a free-spirited culinary canvas, beckoning the bold and daring. Want to crank up the crunch? Toss in some cucumber! Craving a peppery twist? Arugula's got your back! Want to elevate it to the next level? Drizzle on a balsamic glaze that'll leave your mouth watering for days.

So, when the sun blazes high, and you're on the hunt for a taste that's pure summertime joy, grab yourself a plate of Watermelon and Feta Salad. It's a wild ride of flavours, a mouthful of sunshine, and a damn good reason to celebrate the season. Trust me; it's the stuff food dreams are made of.