Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad
Posted by Lisa 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.
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.
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.
- 4-5 cups watermelon, cubed
- 2 large cucumber, peeled, sliced and quartered
- 1¼ cups feta, cubed
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- 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.
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