Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta

This vibrant watermelon salad is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It’s a simple combination of juicy watermelon chunks, crisp cucumbers, and salty feta cheese, all tossed in a zesty mint-lime dressing.

Why You’ll Love Watermelon Salad

This salad is a summertime staple for a few reasons. First, it’s incredibly quick to throw together, making it perfect for last-minute potlucks or a refreshing side dish. Plus, it’s endlessly customizable! Don’t be afraid to add other ingredients you love, like red onion or kalamata olives.

Another reason to love this salad? It’s a stunner. The gorgeous contrast of red watermelon, green cucumber, and white feta cheese makes it a vibrant addition to any table.

What to Expect From the Flavor

This salad offers a delightful mix of sweet and savory. The sweetness of the watermelon is balanced by the tangy lime juice, salty feta, and refreshing mint in the dressing. Feel free to adjust the amount of feta or mint to match your preference.

Picking the Perfect Watermelon

Choosing a ripe watermelon is key to this salad’s success. Here are a few tips:

  • Look for a brown stem. A green stem means the watermelon was picked too early.
  • Find a watermelon with a large yellow spot on its side. This indicates it had time to ripen in the sun.
  • The overall color should be a deep green with creamy yellow stripes. Avoid watermelons that are shiny or too light green.
  • Give it a gentle squeeze. A ripe watermelon will have a slight give.
  • Tap it with your knuckles. A ripe watermelon will sound hollow.

What to Serve with Watermelon Salad

This salad pairs beautifully with grilled meats, especially those with bolder flavors. The sweetness and coolness of the salad helps balance out savory dishes.

Keeping Your Salad Fresh

This salad can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-3 days. However, keep in mind that the feta cheese may turn slightly pink as it marinates in the watermelon juice. If presentation is important, store the dressing and salad separately or plan to enjoy it the same day.

Can You Freeze Watermelon Salad?

The good news is that most of the ingredients can be frozen! Watermelon, cucumber, mint, lime juice, and feta cheese can all be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them completely before assembling your salad. The dressing, however, is best made fresh for the best flavor.

Ready to Make It?

For the step-by-step instructions with ingredient amounts, check out the recipe details below. But for now, get ready to enjoy this refreshing and flavorful summer salad!

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Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta

Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta

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Watermelon salad is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It’s a simple combination of juicy watermelon chunks, crisp cucumbers, and salty feta cheese, all tossed in a zesty mint-lime dressing.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese (more for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk olive oil, mint, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Toss in watermelon, cucumber, and feta cheese.
  3. Serve immediately. Garnish with extra mint and feta cheese if desired.
  • Author: Anwar
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Salad

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 135kcal
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 287mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg

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