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Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad with crumbled Feta, fresh mint, and a light lime dressing makes for the perfect summertime dish.  Serve as a side with grilled chicken or spoon over arugula for a quick meal.

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Watermelon Salad

We love to eat watermelon during the late summer months; it’s the perfect refreshing treat to snack on when it is blazing hot outside.  There is nothing sweeter than a toddler with watermelon juice dripping off their chin as they run around outside.

After we eat our fill the first day we cut it, I always seem to end up with a ton leftover in my fridge.  This simple Watermelon Salad is the perfect way to use up leftover watermelon.  (Of course, you could also make this delicious Watermelon Margarita!)

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How to Make Watermelon Salad

I know the ingredients may not look like they belong together but, trust me, it just works!  For this simple salad recipe, you will need:

  • watermelon
  • cucumber
  • red onion
  • mint
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • Feta cheese

You might be tempted to use already crumbled Feta, but it is worth the effort to do it yourself- I find it to be much more flavorful!

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Watermelon Salad Dressing

I like to keep the dressing light with just a splash of lime juice and olive oil.  Limes are one thing I always keep on hand in the summertime; they’re perfect for my Honey Lime Dressing and to add to Raspberry Lime Agua Frescas.

bowl with lime juice, salt, and pepper

You could also add Greek seasoning to this dressing or drizzle with Balsamic vinegar instead.

pouring dressing over salad

overhead view of watermelon salad

overhead view of watermelon salad

Watermelon Salad

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 897kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine cubed watermelon, diced cucumbers, sliced onions, and mint. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Drizzle dressing over the watermelon mixture and toss gently to coat.
  • Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve immediately. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for one day. 

Notes

Due to the watermelon and cucumbers, the salad may become watery if it sits for too long.
If you don’t think you will finish all of the salad in one sitting: only add dressing to the amount you will eat.  Store remaining dressing and salad separately in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 897kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 2018mg | Potassium: 1172mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 3651IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 492mg | Iron: 3mg
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