Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

Refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad! Combine juicy watermelon, crunchy cucumber, and tangy feta in a flavorful summer salad. Try now and enjoy the perfect side dish!

This refreshing salad is a symphony of flavors and textures, combining sweet and juicy watermelon, crunchy cucumber, tangy feta cheese, and a hint of freshness from dill and mint.

It’s the perfect side dish for your next outdoor gathering or potluck, and it’s incredibly easy to prepare!

Ready Time

20 mins

Yields

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups diced seedless watermelon (about 1 small to medium-sized melon)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for some heat)

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the diced watermelon and thinly sliced cucumber.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).

Pour the dressing over the watermelon and cucumber mixture, and toss to combine.

Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the top of the salad and toss gently to distribute the cheese evenly.

Stir in the chopped fresh dill and mint until they’re evenly distributed throughout the salad.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Just before serving, give the salad a good stir and adjust the seasoning if needed.

Serve chilled, garnished with additional fresh herbs if desired.

Notes

For the best flavor, use a ripe but firm watermelon – you should be able to press the skin and feel a slight give.

Avoid over-ripened melons, as they’ll be too soft and grainy.

If you’re using red pepper flakes, start with the recommended amount and taste as you go – you can always add more heat, but it’s harder to remove it once it’s added.

Fresh herbs make a big difference in this salad, so try to use them instead of dried – you can grow your own or find them at most grocery stores.

Feel free to customize the amount of feta to your taste – if you’re looking for a lighter salad, use less cheese, or add more if you’re a feta fanatic! This salad is best made ahead of time, so the flavors can meld together – just be sure to give it a good stir before serving and adjust the seasoning as needed.

You can make this salad up to a day in advance, but it’s best consumed within 24 hours for maximum freshness.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 170
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 10g
Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad
Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

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