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Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Posted by on July 5, 2016 / 21 Comments

This watermelon, cucumber and feta salad is so simple, delicious and refreshing. It’s the perfect summer salad for barbecues, picnics and parties.

Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad.

Did you all have a wonderful 4th of July? I spent the long weekend with the fam, ate lots of food, watched three different firework displays from the house and worked on my Lisbon City Guide (can you believe, it’s finally done!). I also watched lots of friends’ 4th of July festivities on Snapchat this year. It’s much better than Facebook in terms of making you feel like you’re there celebrating…which equals some real laugh-out-loud moments.

Yesterday’s menu consisted of pancakes, guacamole, burger bowls, ribs and this watermelon, cucumber and feta salad – it was a feast! I also drank some passion fruit rum, which is ridiculously good and I MUST make some recipe with it (ahem, note to self). But this salad was amazing as well and dad even loved it (aka the man who doesn’t like salads). He said he loved it because it wasn’t green (ha!), so I didn’t have the heart to tell him that cucumbers and mint are indeed green.

Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad.Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad.Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad.

If any salad screams summertime, beaches, barbecues and picnics, it’s this watermelon, cucumber and feta salad. It’s also so darn simple to make. The organic watermelon I bought was unbelievably juicy and one thick slice filled up my entire salad bowl, once cubed. So then I cut another slice to snack on, while I was cubing up the rest of the ingredients. Just like drinking a glass of wine when you’re cooking with wine, right?

After you’re done with the watermelon, just peel, slice and quarter two cucumbers and cube some feta. I try to keep the watermelon and cucumber about the same size and the cubes of feta about half as big. It satisfies my type-A’ness! My mom isn’t a huge fan of mint, but she actually loved it in this salad. It really balances the flavors (and I chopped it extra small for her).

Once you mix the dressing together, pour it on top of the watermelon, cucumber and mint and stir together. Leave the feta out until the end, because the more you stir it, the more it’ll break apart. If you’re not concerned with cubes of feta, you can of course opt for feta crumbles. If you do so, I’d probably use half the amount.


Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad.Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad.Watermelon, cucumber and feta salad.

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 4-5 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 2 large cucumber, peeled, sliced and quartered
  • 1¼ cups feta, cubed
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Stir the watermelon, cucumber, mint and dressing together in a large salad bowl. Add the feta and gently stir to combine.

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  • Liz Stark

    So glad you had a nice holiday weekend! LOVE this refreshing summer salad recipe. Feta & watermelon are especially a wonderful pairing.

  • Bonnie Praymayer

    The title says cucumber and the ingredients say zucchini. I know they are in the same family, but is one better than the other?

    • Oops – good catch! It’s supposed to be cucumber in the ingredients. I’ve just fixed. Thanks so much! :) x

      • Bonnie Praymayer

        My pleasure! I forgot to mention the instructions as well. Not a huge deal!

        I love your recipes, so please keep up the good work!

  • Love watermelon and feta salads – the cukes here make it THAT much more refreshing! Yum.

  • HuldaBianca

    Looks absolutely delicious!!! Perfect for a lunch in the sun (wherever it is… :( ) And I’ve nominated you in both categories. Of course!

  • Amanda Kanashiro

    This salad screams “summer!” I love the saltiness of the feta with the watermelon and cucumber. I think you are right about using less feta if it is crumbled. Of course, with the crumbles you can be pretty sure you will get a hit of salt with every bite.

    • It is the perfect summer salad. And great point about a little feta with every bite (which sounds good to me)! :)

  • Dahn Boquist

    what a refreshing salad, it sounds delicious and perfect for these warm days we are having

  • Swayampurna Mishra Singh

    I even throw in some musk melon into the mix! But yep, this salad does scream summer! Love the colors.

  • Valentina Kenney

    Simply beautiful. What a delicious combination of flavors (and colors)!

  • Emily

    I love watermelon salads, so fresh and juicy!

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