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Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

This watermelon feta salad balances the briny richness of feta with bright lime and cilantro. A refreshing, fruity recipe we think you’ll love!

I may be in love with this watermelon feta salad. 

Every once in a while, we create a recipe that makes us go WOW.

This watermelon feta salad recipe is one of those WOW recipes for sure.

An impressive part of this recipe is that it took only a few minutes to make it.

This salad is a beautiful summer lunch or a fantastic side dish for a summer grill session.

If you don’t love feta cheese, you could substitute blue cheese or goat cheese.

Either of these cheeses would be tasty on this salad.

I would also recommend adjusting the amount of dijon mustard in the dressing based upon your tastes.

I added a bit more in the testing than I originally intended.

It just added a nice kick in flavor with the watermelon that I didn’t expect.

It is crucial that you make sure your watermelon hasn’t gone bad

About the feta cheese: If you can, buy feta cheese chunks. It makes creating this recipe so much easier.

About the watermelon: It is essential that your watermelon is seedless.

You don’t want anyone to wind up chewing on a seed.

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This watermelon feta salad balances the briny richness of feta with bright lime and cilantro. A refreshing, fruity recipe we think you'll love!


  • 1 small round seedless watermelon
  • 3 oz. feta cheese
  • 3 c. arugula
  • 2 T. grapeseed oil
  • 1 T honey
  • 3 T fresh cilantro
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 large lime
  • 2 t. sea salt
  • ½ t. pepper


Create the salad dressing:

  1. Juice the lime.
  2. Wash and dry the cilantro.
  3. Roughly chop the cilantro.
  4. Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a glass bowl. Whisk until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  5. Cover and chill in the fridge.

Create the salad:

  1. Prepare the watermelon: Cut the watermelon in half and scoop out the flesh into a large glass bowl. I used an ice cream scoop for this process. Once you have removed all of the watermelon flesh and have only the rind left, pour out any juices remaining. Use a paper towel and pat dry the inside of the watermelon rind. Set the watermelon halves aside for later use.
  2. Wash and dry the arugula.
  3. Dice the feta as needed.
  4. Add the arugula and feta to the glass bowl with the watermelon.
  5. Pour in the vinaigrette dressing into the bowl.
  6. Toss the ingredients to combine.                                                
  7. Serve by pouring the salad mixture into the watermelon rinds.
  8. Garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 2729mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 8g

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There is a flaw with this salad and that is simply that a watermelon cut in half only creates two bowls.

This is why I served the additional salads in a fun watermelon bowl.

These bowls are fun and I was excited to finally have a great use case for them.

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It is enjoyable when friends are taking pictures of the food that you cooked.

This happened to me with this recipe.

I later saw it all over their social media.

This is definitely a visually pleasing recipe.

Janna Carroll

Saturday 6th of August 2022

You talk about adjusting Dijon in the comments. But Dijon isn’t listed as an ingredient ???!

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