Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

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.

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
This watermelon, cucumber and feta salad is so simple, delicious and refreshing. It’s the perfect summer salad for barbecues, picnics and parties.


  • 5 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled, sliced and quartered
  • 1 1/4 cups feta, cubed
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp honey


  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Stir the watermelon, cucumber, mint and dressing together in a large salad bowl. Add the feta and gently stir to combine.


Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 352mg, Potassium: 308mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 945IU, Vitamin C: 16.9mg, Calcium: 181mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Summer Salad, Watermelon cucumber feta salad, watermelon feta salad, watermelon salad
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36 comments on “Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad”

  1. Absolutely fabulous! It goes well with chicken and beef. I omitted the mint but made my own balsamic glaze (which will rid any lingering smell in your house! 😆)5 stars

  2. Very simple recipes to follow and tastes delicious and also healthy.  Good combination of basic ingrey.5 stars

  3. I’ve made this twice now. It is really good!! Different, but good.5 stars

  4. Hi Lisa, I did “attempt” this watermelon salad but my watermelon was really watery. I may have cut the watermelon to small or maybe I needed to leave it sit on a towel. Any thoughts? Thanks, Carole

    • Hi Carole – your particular watermelon may have just been extra juicy and ripe, and the smaller cuts may have added to that. You can certainly drain off extra juices if they pool in the bottom of your bowl though. :)

  5. There is always an excess of watermelon and cucumbers around our home in the summer and of course our mint grows out of control. This is quick, easy and so refreshing!5 stars

  6. Our kitchen is being demolished – the minimalist changes – and this was so easy to put together.  I was wondering if it would be too sweet but it’s refreshing, thirst quenching with the feta cutting out the sweetness to give it the right balance.  This is something I’m going to make time and again – preluding to other meals as it is such a palate cleanser!  Made it to go with your Mexican black bean pizza – delicious!5 stars

  7. This is such a great, refreshing summer salad! I left out the feta due to a dairy allergy and added cantaloupe. It is so delicious! Thank you for the recipe!5 stars

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  10. I love watermelon salads, so fresh and juicy!

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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

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

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