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Watermelon Mint Feta Salad

This Watermelon Mint Feta Salad is incredibly refreshing and perfect for Summer. It's made with sweet ripe watermelon, crumbly feta cheese, mint, red onion and finished off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

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A Watermelon Mint Feta Salad that's made with sweet ripe watermelon, crumbly feta cheese, mint, red onion and finished off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

why you’ll love this recipe

  • Watermelon Mint Feta Salad is quick and easy to make!
  • Incredibly refreshing, light and perfect for any summer gathering or cookout.
  • You only need five simple ingredients.
  • It’s a sweet-and-salty combination that tastes just as beautiful as it looks.
  • As written, this recipe is gluten free, grain free and vegetarian.
  • Use vegan feta to make this recipe vegan and plant based.
  • Serve with your favorite protein for dinner for a complete meal.
  • Check out this healthy fruit salad for another great recipe to try this summer!

ingredients and Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Watermelon Mint Feta Salad. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use a fresh, bright pink and juicy watermelon.

Fresh mint will add so much flavor, if you don’t like mint sub for fresh basil.

Crumbly feta cheese adds the perfect amount of saltiness, sub for mozzarella balls or goat cheese.

Red onion is sharp and mildy spicy that balances perfectly with the sweet watermelon.

A drizzle of balsamic glaze helps balance out all the flavors.

all the ingredients you need to make this salad recipe.

how to make

ONE: Start by cutting the watermelon into bite sized cubes and placing in a large bowl.

TWO: Add in the sliced red onion, feta cheese and chopped mint. Mix until well incorporated.

THREE: Finish it off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and enjoy!

Tips and tricks

Mint will oxidize once cut, so it’s best to serve quickly after all ingredients are mixed. If your mint does start to oxidize, add some more fresh mint on top for contrasting colors!

Taste your salad before serving and adjust the ingredients to your liking.

Don’t like feta? Try using fresh mozzarella balls or goat cheese.

How to pick a ripe and sweet watermelon

one: give it a knock and listen for a hollow sound
two: feel for little bumps on the watermelon, this means it will be sweet!
three: look for a yellow spot, this is where the melons rested and are likely to be ripe! I would always avoid the yellow spot because I thought they were ugly, but it’s actually exactly what you should be looking for!

How to serve and store

Serve this salad immediately upon making for freshest results.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 2 days.

Taste and Texture

This watermelon feta salad is the perfect balance between sweet and salty.

frequently asked questions

What can I use instead of mint?

Fresh basil will work great!

What can I use instead of feta?

Mozzarella balls or goat cheese.

How long will this salad last?

This salad is best served immediately, but will last in the fridge for 2-3 days. Store in an airtight container.

a close up of this watermelon mint salad

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Watermelon Mint Feta Salad

This Watermelon Mint Feta Salad is incredibly refreshing and perfect for Summer. It's made with sweet ripe watermelon, crumbly feta cheese, mint, red onion and finished off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
15 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 6 cups watermelon, cubed.
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced.
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese.
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped. 
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling. 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

6 servings

Directions

  1. Start by cutting the watermelon into bite sized cubes and placing in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the sliced red onion, feta cheese and chopped mint. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. Finish it off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and enjoy!

Notes

  • Mint will oxidize once cut, so it's best to serve quickly after all ingredients are mixed. If your mint does start to oxidize, add some more fresh mint on top for contrasting colors!
  • Taste your salad before serving and adjust the ingredients to your liking.
  • Don't like feta? Try using fresh mozzarella balls or goat cheese.

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