Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Celebrate summer with this light and refreshing Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint! It comes together in under 20 minutes and makes for the perfect bbq side dish alongside a grilled chicken breast! 

a bowl of watermelon salad with feta and mint with some fresh mint and a side dish of crumbled feta in the background

I don’t think there’s anything more refreshing than fresh and sweet watermelon on a hot summer day!

I just came back from Tel Aviv where the average temperature was around 32C (90F) and right now I’m in Paris in the middle of a heat wave so watermelon feels like the perfect treat!

Plain watermelon is delicious, but a watermelon salad with feta, red onions, and mint it’s just amazing. You could call it the Ultimate Summer Salad ????

close-up of watermelon salad with feta and mint in a white bowl with a spoon

This Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint is the Ultimate Summer Salad:

I learned a really great tip from Nigella Lawson for making this watermelon salad: you know how sometimes red onion in salads are super strong, heavy on the stomach and on the breath?

Well, if you marinate them in lemon or lime juice for 10 minutes before incorporating them into the watermelon salad, it will completely tone down the sharpness of the onion and make them easier to digest.

It’s super easy  (you’re using the lime juice for the salad anyway!) and it works perfectly!

Now you can eat all the onions in the world and enjoy this watermelon salad with feta without upsetting your tummy! Enjoy! 🙂

overhead shot of watermelon salad with feta and mint leaves in a white bowl

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Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Celebrate summer with this light and refreshing Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint! It comes together in under 20 minutes and makes for the perfect bbq side dish alongside a grilled chicken breast! 

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword clean eating, easy healthy meals, easy recipes, healthy salad recipes, Mediterranean recipes, party food, refreshing salad, salad with feta, summer recipes, watermelon salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small red onion sliced very thinly into half moon shapes
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2.5 lbs seedless watermelon 1,1 kg - about 1/4th of a regular sized watermelon – roughly 4 cups once cut
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese heaping, crumbled (about 2.5 oz / 70 g)
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint chopped (about 1/4th of a bunch)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the onion in a small bowl with the lime juice and set aside for about 10 minutes while you prepare the salad. This will tone down the sharpness of the onion and make them easier to digest.
  2. Remove the watermelon's rind (and seeds if there are any). Cut the watermelon into cubes or triangles.
  3. Assemble the salad: combine watermelon, red onion, lime juice, feta cheese, and mint together. Season with black pepper to taste. Toss very gently so the feta and watermelon are not squished. Taste and adjust salt if needed. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

For more servings, double the recipe.

Tip: to keep this salad super pretty, you can layer the ingredients in your salad bowl (repeating with 4/5 layers) instead of tossing them together. They'll still be well combined but you won't have squishing problems!

Keep the watermelon in the fridge before making this salad, it'll be even fresher.

You can also add some black or Kalamata olives (pitted!) and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil for taste.

Recipe inspired by Nigella Lawson

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 786mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 37g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 71.6%
Vitamin C 84.7%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 Comments
  1. This salad looks perfect for a hot summer night! I love the red onion trick! I have big digestion issues whenever I eat raw onion but they would be so delicious in this salad! Thanks so much for pointing it out!

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