Watermelon and Feta Salad

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Watermelon and Feta Salad has intrigued me for some time.  Even though I thoroughly enjoy both watermelon and feta separately, combining them was not something I could imagine.

Finally deciding to give it a try, I was pleasantly surprised.  It is fresh, sweet, and salty.

My five year old son also enjoyed it.  However, I can’t say the same for my daughter and husband.  I guess it is an acquired taste.

If you are daring enough to give it a try, I'd love to hear what you think of it.

Watermelon Feta salad

This recipe is a hybrid of Deborah Madison’s recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (page 167) and one found in the August  issue of Family Fun magazine (page 54).

1 pound watermelon

1 tablespoon chopped basil, or mint

¼ cup crumbled feta

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon lime juice

Salt and pepper

Cut melon into bite-sized pieces.  Crumble feta over and carefully stir to combine.

Mix oil and lime juice together, then add salt and pepper to taste.  Pour over salad and gently toss to distribute dressing throughout.

Garnish with basil or mint.


Create individual servings by arranging watermelon on plates, sprinkle with feta.  Pour on a little dressing and lightly stir.  Garnish with a few pieces of basil or mint.

This post is included in Two for Tuesdays and GNOWFGLINS, Tuesday Twister.  Two great real food events!

I'm also linking it up to Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist – a new Real Food roundup.

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  1. I’ve got a very adventurous palate, but for some reason, I’ve yet to try this combo. There’s no logical reason why I wouldn’t like it. I guess I’d better get to it while there’s still some melon around. Thanks for linking up with Two for Tuesday.

  2. Hi stacy!! Some folks dont care for the pungent flavor of feta with the sweetness of the melon, but I DO! Very cool recipe and thanks for sharing it on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! 🙂 Alex@amoderatelife

  3. Such an interesting combo – I admit I am a little nervous – I guess I just need to give it a try! Thanks for linking to Two for Tuesdays!

  4. Whoever first came up with the feta watermelon situation qualifies as a genius in our book because it’s simple yet brilliant. And, while we don’t know who that person is, we know they were on to something good. This recipe takes that watermelon salad combo and raises it a notch with the addition of mint, pistachios, and a pomegranate molasses-balsamic drizzle.