A crisp watermelon feta salad is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. Made with simple and fresh ingredients, making this salad is easy to do ahead of time before serving.
Sweet watermelon is paired with briny feta and fresh mint that makes this Watermelon Feta salad perfect for any summer gathering!
This salad is made with three ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store. It’s best served fresh and cold.
Cutting a Watermelon
There are many options for cutting up a watermelon for this watermelon feta salad. Cut the watermelon into cubes or you can use a melon baller to serve the watermelon in rounds.
Cutting a watermelon may look daunting, but it is actually quite easy. The best way to serve this salad is to serve it in cubes, as to not waste any watermelon. Learn how to cut a watermelon into cubes here.
What about Watermelon Seeds?
With the rising popularity and availability of seedless watermelons, the watermelon seeds are regarded as something to discard when eating the fruit. But many do not know the seeds are actually edible. Not only are the seeds edible, but they are rich in micronutrients such as copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron and folate. The seeds are also believed to boost your immunity as well as help you manage your blood pressure.
Adding Feta cheese to this salad might seem like a stretch. But salt is often added to some raw fruits and veggies to bring out their flavor. Adding a briny and salty feta cheese to the watermelon not only will bring out the flavor of the watermelon but will also highlight the flavor of the feta.
The amount and kind of Feta that you decide to use is up to you. This recipe calls for 3/4ths of a cup of Feta, but depending on your tastes, that may be too much or too little. I recommend sprinkling the feta cheese on top of the watermelon chunks and then serving the salad with a side of feta so your guests, or just yourself if you’re cooking for one.