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Tuesday October 17, 2023


Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad with Feta

As summer unfolds, so does the season’s bounty of fresh, juicy fruits and crisp, refreshing vegetables. Among them, watermelon stands as a symbol of summer’s sweet offerings. Our Watermelon Salad is a tribute to this season of freshness, bringing together the juicy sweetness of watermelon with a savory blend of ingredients that will dance on your palate. I’m thrilled to share this recipe, which is like a summer soiree in a bowl, ready to delight your senses.

A Sweet Slice of Summer

This Watermelon Salad has become a delightful tradition in my summer menu, offering a refreshing respite from the warm days. It’s a delightful blend of sweet watermelon, tangy feta, fresh mint, and a hint of citrus, creating a flavor profile that’s as exciting as a summer afternoon.

A Refreshing, No-Fuss Fix

The beauty of this watermelon salad lies in its simplicity and the burst of flavors it offers. Here’s what you’ll need to assemble this refreshing delight:

  • Watermelon: The star ingredient, offering a sweet and hydrating base.
  • Feta Cheese: Adding a tangy contrast to the sweet watermelon.
  • Fresh Mint: Providing a refreshing, herby note.
  • Citrus Zest: A hint of lemon or lime zest to elevate the flavors.
  • Extras: Consider adding olives or cucumber for an extra savory touch.

Tips to Perfect Your Watermelon Salad

  • Choose a ripe, sweet watermelon to ensure the salad’s flavors shine.
  • Fresh mint leaves are key to achieving the refreshing flavor profile.
  • Get creative by adding other fresh fruits like berries or peach slices.

Recipe for Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad


  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon or lime
  • Optional: 1/4 cup olives, halved, or 1/2 cucumber, sliced


  • Prepare Ingredients:
    • Wash and cube the watermelon, crumble the feta cheese, and finely chop the mint leaves.
  • Assemble Salad:
    • In a large bowl, gently toss together the watermelon cubes, feta cheese, and fresh mint.
  • Add Citrus and Extras:
    • Sprinkle the citrus zest over the salad, and add olives or cucumber if using.
    • Gently toss once more to combine all the flavors.

Dive into a bowl of this Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad and let the fusion of summer flavors refresh your senses. It’s not just a salad; it’s an ode to the beautiful, refreshing offerings of summer. So go ahead, take a sweet bite of summer, and let the refreshing journey begin!