This Watermelon Feta Mint Salad recipe is a fresh and fruity summer salad which is a perfect dish for a hot summer day. This easy watermelon salad is mixed with feta cheese, cucumber and fresh mint leaves. To top it off I drizzle the watermelon feta salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
I love an unusual salad. Mixing sweet and savoury flavours to create something totally unique! Watermelon feta mint salad is a great summer salad that can be whipped up really quickly. It’s fresh and works well to compliment a summer BBQ or as tasty sandwich filler.
Why you’ll love this Watermelon Feta Mint Salad recipe
It is so refreshing. Watermelon is one of my favourite summer flavours and during this heatwave, I had been craving that sweet, cool flavour.
This Watermelon feta salad is perfect for those hot days when you really don’t feel like cooking.
It’s so easy to make, you just need to prep your watermelon, feta and mint leaves and then mix them together. Easy and delicious.
Watermelon Feta Mint Salad Ingredients
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The perfect summer fruit. I don’t watermelon gets the recognition it deserves. Especially during a heatwave, its light and refreshing flavour means it goes so well with everything and making a watermelon feta salad is a perfect use for this wonderful fruit.
Feta is a greek cheese, usually made from sheep or goat’s milk and aged in brine. it’s slightly salty and so crumbly, making it perfect for a watermelon salad with balsamic.
Everyone’s favourite salad item, the humble cucumber slice has been gracing our tables for years and now it makes an appearance in my watermelon feta mint salad. Slice and enjoy, it couldn’t be easier to add cucumber to this easy summer salad.
I love adding fresh mint leaves from the garden to any salad I can, it’s such a great way to add more depth to a simple watermelon salad. It pairs perfectly with the salty feta and means I get to use herbs from my garden. Win-win.
The perfect salad dressing, it’s a little sharp and acidic so brings all the sweet and salty flavours together in this watermelon feta salad so well.
How to make Watermelon Feta Mint Salad – step by step
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To make this simple salad you will need to wash and prepare your ingredients, so chop your cucumber into slices or chunks, cube your watermelon (don’t forget to cut off the rind) and puck and wash your mint leaves.
Chop your feta into cubes and then arrange ll your ingredients into a serving bowl. Sprinkling the mint leaves on last.
To finish, mix your balsamic vinegar with any leftover watermelon juices and pour over the watermelon feta salad with balsamic. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
- Always wash your fruit & veggies. Especially if you’ve grown them yourself.
- Cutting your fruits and cheeses into roughly the same size cubes so you can enjoy all the flavours equally in each mouthful.
Watermelon Feta Mint Salad Serving Suggestions
This summer salad makes a perfect side dish for your BBQ. Just prepare your watermelon feta salad and pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. Just prior to serving pour your balsamic dressing over and enjoy!
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Substitutions and variations
You could swap out your watermelon for the sweet gala melon if you wanted to add some extra sweetness to your watermelon feta mint salad.
PEACH AND MOZERELLA
Grilled Peach salad is one of my favourite summer salads and can be easily made by swapping a couple of the ingredients from this watermelon salad. Peach is the perfect summer combo for mozerella, the sweet and salty flavours mix perfectly.
WATERMELON FETA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC
The best part of this salad is the mix of flavours. In my watermelon feta salad with balsamic vinaigrette. If you don’t have balsamic vinegar you can remove it from the recipe. The vinaigrette will still work without it.
SERVE WITHOUT VINAIGRETTE
This salad is so good you don’t even need the dressing. The mix of the salty feta, juicy watermelon with the crunchy cucumber is just a mix of yum!
Storing Watermelon Feta Mint Salad / Making ahead of time options
This salad is best served on the same day you make it. Once you’ve combined all the ingredients and poured the watermelon feta mint salad with balsamic it’s time to serve.
If you would like to decrease the prep time. You could chop your ingredients the night before and leave them in the fridge overnight. That way you just have to combine then when you’re ready to serve.
What cheese goes with watermelon?
Feta cheese goes really well with watermelon. The slightly salty taste and crumbly texture make it the perfect cheese to go with sweet and refreshing watermelon.
What does watermelon pair well with?
Watermelon pairs well with feta and mint, especially in a watermelon feta mint salad. Due to its light flavour watermelon can be paired with any slightly salty cheese. Even grilled halloumi would be a great pair with watermelon.
What goes with watermelon feta salad?
Balsamic vinegar dressing goes well with a watermelon feta salad. I pour the dressing over the salad after mixing it with the leftover watermelon juices. Makes a perfect dressing. You can also use mint leaves to decorate your watermelon feta salad.
Is feta cheese healthy?
EVerything is healthy in moderation, feta cheese is healthy if you don’t have too much of it. It does have high levels of fat but can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet.
Is watermelon good for your body?
Yes, watermelon is so good for your body. It is low in fats and unhealthy sugars and watermelon is packed with vitamins, it’s hydrating and will keep your skin looking clear and glowy.
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Watermelon Feta Mint Salad
- chopping board
- serving bowl
- half cucumber
- 500 g watermelon
- 200 g feta cheese
- 10 g fresh mint (about one handful)
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- small pinch salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Chop up the half cucumber into chunks. Keep the skins on or remove them to your preference. Add them to serving a bowl.
- Remove the 500g watermelon from the fridge, rind and chop the flesh into bite-size chunks. Add the pieces to the cucumber.
- Remove the 200g feta cheese from the packet and chop it into chunks. Add to the serving dish.
- Mix the cucumber, feta and watermelon together with the mint leaves.
- Mix the 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil, a pinch of salt, and 1 tbsp lemon juice in a jam jar or jug.
- Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and serve.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.