Watermelon…Sounds like summertime? Oh yeah! It is one of the most refreshing fruits that you can indulge in during the hot season. In fact, this fruit is available almost all year ’round. You can do so many things with it, too. You can eat it on its own, make a smoothie or milkshake, and salad! Combine chunks of watermelon with cucumber, onions, and salad leaves, and you’ll surely have a healthy lunch meal. Light, yet very nutritious! It’s a perfect addition to your daily diet, especially if you are aiming to get skinnier and maintain a nice figure.
And you know what would make your salad better? Feta cheese!
Watermelon and cucumbers are an excellent combo. Along with feta cheese and red onions, you can add even the simplest vinaigrette like olive oil and red wine. Trust me, this would be very good! It’s one of the best summer salad you would ever have! You can even eat it with grilled chicken, steak, or any main course. Or, if you want to really stick to something light for lunch, then the salad itself would be good enough.
Now, let’s see how you can make the best watermelon and feta cheese salad.Print
This watermelon and feta cheese salad will surely be your new favorite. Sweet and salty…It’s soooo good!
3 cups seedless watermelon (cubed)
1 cup cucumber (chopped)
1/2 cup red onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup mint (coarsely chopped)
1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
flaky sea salt (for garnish)
- Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the other ingredients (cubed watermelon, chopped cucumber, crumbled feta cheese, sliced red onion, and chopped mint).
- Pour over the dressing and mix well.
- Garnish with flaky sea salt if desired.
You can also garnish the salad with more chopped mint if you wish to.
Not a huge fan of feta cheese? No worries, you can still enjoy your watermelon salad by substituting the feta cheese with mozzarella. Goat cheese would work just fine, too. And also, to make the taste of the red onion milder, especially when serving the salad to children, you can soak the chopped onions in water for about 15 to 20 minutes. That should take some of the ‘bite’ out.
Watermelon and feta cheese salad has variations. You can also add some black olives. And instead of mint, you can utilize baby arugula. You have the option to add more fruits as well like raspberries and blackberries. Your options are endless!
This salad recipe is, indeed, refreshing, beautiful, and super light. It’s a healthy lunch meal, side dish, and a great appetizer even when you are having a backyard barbecue party. Plus, like what we have said earlier, you can enjoy a few variations depending on what suits your taste.
If you plan on making it ahead of time, be sure not to mix the dressing with the watermelon yet.