Watermelon and Feta Salad

Refreshing, light and delicious. This super easy watermelon and feta cheese salad recipe is sure to be a big hit.

Greek watermelon feta cheese salad with mint

Watermelon Feta Cheese Salad

Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Salad, vegetarian
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, healthy, Salad, Southern, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Let sit refrigerated: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 198 kcal
The bright sweet flavor of sun-ripened watermelon combined with an earthy, slightly salty feta cheese makes the perfect summer side salad.
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Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 or 4 chopped and crushed mint leaves
  • Black pepper to taste
  • a dash of your favorite hot sauce
  • Pumpkin seeds or toasted pine nuts optional for topping

Instructions

  1. Remove watermelon from rind and dice into bite-size pieces.
  2. Set aside in a serving bowl.
  3. Toss with feta cheese.
  4. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, mint leaves, black pepper and a dash of your favorite hot sauce in a small bowl whisk together.
  5. Pour on watermelon and feta.
  6. Let sit refrigerated for about an hour.
  7. Just before serving top with pumpkin seeds or pine nuts.

Recipe Notes

I love this simple salad.  it always surprises guests, since most people don't think of combining cheese and watermelon.

Growing up in the south we salted our plain watermelon, so adding a slightly salty feta, seems perfect. 

Variation:  Add heirloom tomatoes, substitute feta for a sharp Italian cheese and basil instead of mint.  Vey yummy.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Feta Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 635mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 35g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 65.1%
Vitamin C 55.7%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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