Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon feta salad is a great summer salad. The addition of mint and honey make this one even more delicious. It bursts with fresh flavors and is a wonderful cool treat to go with your favorite summer recipes. I have been making this summer fresh salad for a few years now, especially at the cabin when we have family get togethers. It is often requested and there are never any leftovers.

Most weekends in the summer are spent at our cabin at the lake. I always try and make sure I put a watermelon on my weekly grocery list, just in case I have company. Fresh sliced watermelon is a great treat at anytime, but you can elevate the humble watermelon into a crowd pleasing salad with a few ingredients and a short amount of time.

With it’s Mediterranean flavors this refreshing salad is sweet, savory , salty and fresh. The feta cheese gives it that saltiness and the honey and lime dressing balances the salt out nicely. The red onions add a nice tart crunch but feel free to leave them out if you want. If you don’t have fresh mint, you can certainly omit it or substitute for another fresh tender herb, like basil.

Watermelon Feta Salad

A Fresh summer salad that is quick to pull together and very refreshing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 220 kcal


  • 4 Cups Watermelon cut into 1" cubes
  • ½ small red onion sliced finely
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled or diced
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves chopped fine

for the dressing

  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey (or granulated sugar)
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt


  • Prepare the dressing by combining olive oil, lime juice, honey and salt in a small bowl.
  • Whisk to combine or until sugar is dissolved, if using granulated sugar

Prepare the salad

  • Peel watermelon and cut into 1" cubes and put into a medium sized colander to drain any excess juice. Once drained, put in a medium to large bowl.
  • add onion, feta, and mint.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine all of the ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed (salt).
  • Serve immediately and enjoy


This is a quick and easy summer salad and is best served right after you make it.   Once it’s cut the watermelon will release a lot of liquid, so if you are preparing this ahead, you may want to drain some of the liquid that accumulates off before serving. 
If you want to bulk up the salad, feel free to add additional greens such as lettuce or cucumber.
Keyword easy, feta, feta cheese, honey, lime, potato salad, quick, side, summer, watermelon
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