Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

A Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad is a refreshing and delightful dish, especially during warmer seasons. Here's a simple and tasty recipe for this light and colorful salad:


  • 4 cups cubed watermelon (seedless)
  • 2 cups cucumber, diced or sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional, for a tangy kick)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How To Make Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad:

  1. Prepare Watermelon & Cucumber: Grab a chef’s knife or prep knife and cut the watermelon into bite-sized cubes, removing any seeds if necessary. Dice or slice the cucumber into similar-sized pieces. Place them in a large mixing bowl.
  1. Add Herbs & Onion: Thinly slice the red onion and chop the fresh mint and basil leaves. Add these to the bowl with the watermelon and cucumber.
  1. Optional Feta Addition: If using crumbled feta cheese, sprinkle it over the salad ingredients in the bowl. The feta adds a tangy and salty element to the salad, but feel free to omit it if desired.
  1. Dress the Salad: Drizzle the freshly squeezed lime juice and extra-virgin olive oil over the salad ingredients. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  1. Gently Toss: Using salad servers or gentle tossing motions with a spoon, mix all the ingredients together until everything is evenly coated with the lime juice, olive oil, and seasoning.
  1. Chill : Cover the bowl and let the Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad chill in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. This step is optional but recommended for an enhanced taste.
  1. Serve & Enjoy: Once chilled, give the salad a final gentle toss and serve it in a serving bowl or on individual plates. It's a refreshing and vibrant salad that's perfect for a light lunch, a side dish for picnics, or as a refreshing addition to any meal.

This Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad is a delightful combination of sweet, juicy watermelon, crisp cucumber, and flavorful herbs, making it a wonderful summer treat, and the perfect light-and-crisp side to a bold BBQ meal. Enjoy the freshness and the burst of flavors with each bite!

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