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, especially during the summer months. It’s best served fresh and cold.
- Watermelon: The main ingredient for this recipe is cubed watermelon. It’s best to buy the whole watermelon and then chop it up into cubes, but many stores, such as Safeway, sell precut watermelon for those short on time.
- Feta: Adding something salty will not only bring out the flavor of the Watermelon, but the Feta will be complimented by the sweetness of the fruit. Crumble the feta well and add as much (or as little) as you’d like.
- Mint: Adding fresh mint to your salad is a sweet yet herbaceous note to tie the entire salad together.
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.
Can you Eat Watermelon Seeds?
The short answer is, yes, you can in fact eat 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.
Don’t feel like you need to spend your time picking out the seeds of your watermelon.
Why add Feta?
Adding Feta cheese to this salad might seem like a stretch. But trust me, the saltiness of the cheese will bring out the sweetness of the watermelon.
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.