If you have never tasted this watermelon feta salad before, you should give it a try! The combination of juicy sweet watermelon with salty creamy feta cheese is so good.
Lime juice and mint leaves will give a fresh citrus aftertaste in your mouth. Salad with watermelon is perfect for hot summer day, as vegetarian side dish or lunch. This is quick and easy recipe.
Watermelon salad with feta is one of gluten-free recipes that you should try! Sweet and salty, delicious and hydrating salad recipe.
Ingredients for the watermelon feta salad with mint
The traditional recipe calls for adding salty olives, cucumber and red onion. And I’m not a fan of watermelon tomato salad, too. However, to my mind these 3 ingredients that we used are enough to experience the taste of summer in this watermelon and feta salad. I like the more fruity side of it.
No seasoning needed! There is salt in feta, and you can add some pepper, if you like. I used mint leaves, but you can use basil. Watermelon feta salad with basil is a great idea! Watermelon salad with mint or not – it can be so versatile.
Feta watermelon salad is just a must-make summer recipe! A simple and tasty way to include watermelon in your diet. It is also a nice idea to use a leftover watermelon.
And this salad looks so colorful that you want to dig in as soon as possible!
Let us know in the comment section, if you tried this watermelon salad with additional ingredients and how you liked it!
Watermelon salad dressing
By the way, you can drizzle the watermelon feta salad with a little bit of honey, mint syrup and lime peel on top. However our watermelon was not overly sweet and very juicy. You can also drizzle balsamic glaze on top, if you wish so.
To my mind, the juice of watermelon and lime is enough to dress this summer salad!
Watermelon and feta combination
As I already mentioned, you need to try it to decide if you like it or not. We think that this watermelon feta salad is divine! We can’t stop eating watermelon with feta. Some people don’t like salty feta, but it is a must ingredient in this salad.
Seriously, after tasting watermelon with feta, we just can’t eat this berry (yes, watermelon is a big berry) without it. It’s a magical combination of mint salad recipe with feta and berries. Just add salt and pepper to your taste.
And you got a lot of benefits with this summer salad!
Hope you will enjoy this feta watermelon salad! It is an easy recipe for hot summer day. Check other salads with feta that is one of our favorite cheeses:
The benefits of using watermelon in salad
Watermelon is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Watermelon consists of 92 % water, so it is good for hydration! According to MNT, watermelon is good for skin, can reduce muscle soreness.
Moreover, watermelon is good for digestion and it may help combat cancer.
I love the addition of sweet blueberries and pine nuts. Pine nuts are rich in fatty acids and healthy minerals. They have a sweet, subtle taste. I love using them in avocado pesto.
5 tips how to pick a good watermelon
- First, watermelon should be symmetrical and free from any damages and scrapes.
- Secondly, it should have a yellow spot – the place where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.
- Thirdly, did you notice the brown webbing around the watermelon? The more webbing, the sweeter watermelon.
- Next, choose the watermelon with dried tail – this one will be ripe.
- Finally, tap the watermelon – the ripe one will have hollow sound.
The questions and answers about watermelon salad
Here is the short list of answers to questions that you may have about this watermelon salad:
What cheese goes good with watermelon?
Definitely feta, but you can also experiment with other goat cheeses and mozzarella.
How do you crumble a block of feta cheese?
You crumble feta with your hands. It is simple and looks well in the salad.
Why is feta in brine?
The brine keeps feta fresh, wet and salty. Discard the liquid, when you use feta in recipe.
How do you make watermelon taste good?
If your watermelon tastes too watery or blind, it is better combine it with sweet blueberries, feta, lime and fresh mint. Make the salad, add salt and black pepper to taste. The saltiness of feta will make the watermelon more sweet to taste.
What’s the best way to eat watermelon?
Either scoop it with the spoon or make watermelon salad!
Is it good to eat watermelon before bed?
No, better eat watermelon in the first part of the day. You don’t want to consume too much water before bedtime.
Can I mix watermelon with other fruits?
Yes, to our taste, it is good with blueberries and melon. Just try this watermelon blueberry feta salad!
Why does salt make watermelon taste sweeter?
It creates a contrast between salty feta and sweet berry, so the sweetness of watermelon stand out.
Can you sweeten watermelon?
It is a paradox, but you can sweeten the watermelon with salt. Sprinkle some salt on islices and it will enhance the sweetness.
Is watermelon good for losing weight?
Yes, because it mostly consists of water.
Can I eat watermelon everyday?
According to Livescience, you can eat a reasonable amount of watermelon with no side effects. But better consult with your doctor.
Can I eat watermelon on a low carb diet?
You can eat watermelon or watermelon feta salad on low carb diet.
Can dogs eat watermelon?
Our dog eats watermelon and it is totally safe in reasonable amounts! Be sure to remove the seeds and the rind.
Watermelon Feta Salad
- 2 big slices watermelon chopped
- 1 thick slice feta cheese
- 2 stalks mint
- 1/2 lime
- 2 tbsp blueberries
- 2 tsp pine nuts
- Chop watermelon, put it on the serving plate.
- Sprinkle blueberries on top.
- Crumble feta cheese on top of the berries.
- Drizzle with lime juice.
- Tear and add mint leaves, sprinkle pine nuts. Enjoy fresh!