Watermelon + Feta = Sweet ‘n’ Salty Salad

So far this summer, one of my favorite dishes to make has been watermelon salad. Putting watermelon into salad form (other than fruit salad), elevates it from the picnic table to a sophisticated number (which I would probably end up still taking to a picnic). Watermelon salads are extremely simple and quite healthy. In fact, one of the great features of watermelon is that it’s so juicy that if you want to skip a dressing all together, you can, no big deal. My personal requirement for a watermelon salad is that it combine the sweet and salty. I made this rendition for lunch yesterday.

Ingredients are for a single serving, so you can adjust accordingly. It’s very forgiving – just do as much or as little of whatever you want.

Ingredients (in their incredibly exact state…)

  • 1 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
  • Sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese
  • Yet another sprinkling of torn basil
  • A light drizzle of balsamic vinegar (I went really light because I wasn’t adding olive oil or anything else to mellow it out)
  • I did not add salt because feta is salty, but you totally could if you’re a salt kind of person


Combine and eat :).

I had a watermelon salad that was made with arugula, pine nuts, goat cheese, and a balsamic reduction. Delicious. I also want to try adding capers. That would be a good way to nix the cheese and make this vegan. You can kick this up a million ways. This recipe is basic. Adjust according to your own tastes, and don’t be freaked out by the idea of adding savory and salty ingredients to such a sweet fruit. It works, and it’s a perfect summer dish because it’s cool, simple, and hits all your favorite notes on your tongue.

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4 Responses to Watermelon + Feta = Sweet ‘n’ Salty Salad

  1. ivan says:


  2. Yum. I keep hearing about watermelon feta salads and this one might be the one to try! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog! I get excited when I “meet” another veggie blogger on here. 🙂 Looking forward to more of your deliciousness!

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