Easy Watermelon Feta Salad

I’ve seen many variations on this cool summer salad, but the main ingredients are cold chucks of watermelon with feta and red onions in a vinaigrette.  You can add halved grape tomatoes or a chopped cucumber with the lettuce of your choice or just eat plain watermelon and feta with herbs.  Summer is such a great time to mix fresh flavors for an easy meal. It’s great to know you can use what you have in the fridge and still have a tasty dish.


Watermelon is tasty and filled with nutrients


Watermelon is economical for feeding a group of people at a summer get-together. It’s also not only tasty but a healthier treat  with lower calories and lots of antioxidants.  Serve it with or without lettuce to fit your taste buds.


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Watermelon Feta Salad

Use organic when available, serves 12


  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 2 lb watermelon
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped red onions
  • 8 oz  grape tomatoes halved (optional)
  • 1 large cucumber chopped (optional)


Watermelon feta salad - mix ingredients well in large bowl



  1. Cut feta and watermelon into small pieces
  2. Whisk oil , vinegar and salt together
  3. Place melon, lettuce, onions and tomatoes or cucumbers in salad bowl
  4. Add 1/2 cheese
  5. Add vinaigrette & gently toss to coat
  6. Garnish with rest of cheese
  7. Serve


For a great presentation at a cookout, scoop watermelon out of rind. Serve the salad in the watermelon rind.


Serve watermelon feta salad in watermelon rind for a festive picnic table





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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

17 thoughts to “Easy Watermelon Feta Salad”

  1. oh that looks so tasty and refreshing, I like the idea of serving it in a hollowed out watermelon.

  2. Found you via Creatively Crafty linkup 😊 This looks absolutely DELISH!!😃 I Love the idea of sweet and savory together. Have a great day!

    1. thanks for visiting. You ‘ll love the salad. I visited your blog and enjoyed the how-to-paint-a-fence fast post but found no place to comment.

  3. This looks so good and refreshing for summer! Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link up!

  4. This is a lovely salad, Carol, with such pretty colours and such a lot of flavour! Sharing on the H&S Facebook page tomorrow. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again on Monday! Have a great weekend!

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