Watermelon and Feta Salad Recipe

watermelon salad with feta

Nothing says summer like fresh watermelon. As its name implies, watermelon is 90% water. One cup contains 46 calories and 11 grams of carbohydrate (equivalent to 2 tsp. sugar). It is a good source of potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A. Also, it is high in the antioxidant lycopene, which is responsible for its red color. Antioxidants help to reverse cell damage that can occur from air pollution and stress that can lead to cancer, heart disease and other diseases. Watermelon has been found to help decrease blood pressure as well as muscle soreness and improve recovery in athletes.

This quick salad gives you a new twist… the saltiness of the feta with the cold sweetness of the watermelon is a match made in heaven.

You can certainly substitute lemon or lime juice for the balsamic vinegar as your acidic element. Some like to add some cubed cucumber as well, so feel free to make it your own!

This salad pairs nicely with grilled meats, seafood, vegetables or shish kabob.


3 cups cubed COLD watermelon
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
½ small red onion thinly sliced (can soak in ice water to make crispy and to mellow the onion flavor)
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (could use lemon or lime juice as well)
½ tsp Salt


Make the dressing mixing the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt in a small bowl.

In a large bowl combine watermelon, feta, red onion, and mint.

Drizzle with the balsamic dressing, gently mix, and serve right away.

Serving Information

6 servings; ½ cup each

Nutrition Information

Calories: 157, Fat 12 gm, Carbohydrates: 9 gm, Protein 5 gm