Watermelon Salad with Feta & Mint (One Bowl)

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Quick and easy watermelon salad recipe, made in one pot with simple ingredients. Ready in 15 minutes, Loaded with watermelon, cucumbers, onion, mint, feta!

The best watermelon salad I ever had was at a small Greek restaurant on one of my travels. It was so juicy and slightly sweet and salty with a hint of minty freshness.

Now, this recipe for watermelon salad with red onion and feta is not identical to that one but it comes VERY close.

Watermelon Salad Recipe With Feta Cheese, Mint, Cucumbers, Onions

Cool down with this Summer watermelon cucumber salad!

The fruits and vegetables, used in this recipe help you beat the Summer heat and makes a great side dish.

Watermelon salad dressing

Keep it simple with just olive oil, honey, lemon juice, salt, pepper, fresh mint and basil.

Fresh mint takes this watermelon mint salad over the top!

Fresh mint always rocks this recipe rather than using dried mint. The flavor is fresher and mush stronger but not overwhelming.

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Flavor variations for watermelon feta mint salad:

  • Grilled watermelon salad– Grill watermelon slices first and then use that in the salad.
  • Tomato watermelon salad– Add 1 cup of cherry tomatoes in this salad. The sweeter, the better.
  • Arugula watermelon salad– Add 2 cups of roughly chopped arugula in this salad.
  • Balsamic watermelon salad– Drizzle balsamic glaze on top of this salad, prior to serving.
  • Basil watermelon salad– Replace mint with fresh basil.
  • Cilantro watermelon salad– Replace mint with fresh cilantro.

How to make Greek watermelon salad recipe?

  1. In a large mixing bowl or salad, bowl, toss together watermelon pieces, onion slices, cucumbers, basil, mint, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, honey.
  2. Top it off with feta cheese and you are done.

Watermelon Mint Salad Recipe

Tips for watermelon feta salad:

  • Use a very ripe watermelon for maximum juiciness and flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of feta cheese, based on your preference.
  • Don’t use any other cheese beside feta because it gives the best Greek/ Mediterranean flavor.
  • Add more or less onions, based on your preference. I don’t add a lot because its strong flavor can over-power all the other flavors in this salad.
  • Use whatever fresh herbs you like. I used basil and mint. Make sure they are fresh for best overall flavor.
  • Lemon juice can be used instead of lime juice.

Other One Bowl/ One Pot Salad Recipes:

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe
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Easy Watermelon Salad

Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Quick and easy watermelon salad recipe, made in one pot with simple ingredients. Ready in 15 minutes, Loaded with watermelon, cucumbers, onion, mint, feta!

Servings: 4 People
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: easy watermelon salad, one bowl meal
Calories: 445 kcal
Author: Abeer

Ingredients

  • 1 Watermelon 5 pound, Cut into small 2 inch cubes
  • 1.5 cups Cucumber Cut into small 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped into thin slices
  • 12 Mint leaves Fresh, Roughly chopped
  • 12 Basil leaves Fresh, Roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp Lime juice Or lemon juice
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese Crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add watermelon, cucumber, onion, mint, basil, oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, honey and mix until everything is combined properly.  

  2. Sprinkle feta cheese on top and enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Watermelon Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 1394mg40%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 80g89%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 6725IU135%
Vitamin C 98.3mg119%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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