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Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint

This refreshing watermelon feta salad pairs perfectly with just about any meal and delivers a healthy dose of summer on the side (or in the main!). Get the recipe for this simple, yet stunning, watermelon feta salad with mint below!

When I think of summertime, I immediately think of three things: sunshine, gatherings with friends and family, and all of the light and fresh foods the season has to offer. I’m always looking for quick and healthy dishes to throw together for a last minute cookout or dinner when I don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

This summer, I’ve been all about the watermelon. And those mini watermelons on display at almost any produce store I walk into are just too cute to pass up! Believe me, I’ve gotten my fair share of them.

In this salad, the sweetness from the watermelon paired with the saltiness of the feta cheese is like a match made in heaven. Sprinkled with some fresh-picked mint leaves and it’s almost too good to be true!

watermelon salad with mint recipe

We are using the whole watermelon in this recipe – rind and all! If you don’t have a melon ball scooper, I highly recommend getting yourself one. It is extremely versatile and a great tool to have on hand when you really want to impress your guests with your presentation skills (or you have a bowl of cookie dough waiting to be scooped into perfectly round cookies)!

This salad is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck-style gathering or when entertaining because you can make it ahead of time and forget about it until ready to serve. So who’s ready to celebrate summer on a plate with me?

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Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint


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Ingredients

  • 1 watermelon
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the watermelon in half.
  2. Using a melon ball scooper, scoop out the watermelon forming mini balls and place in a separate bowl. Continue doing this until most of the flesh has been removed and the rind is hollowed out to resemble a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle watermelon balls with feta cheese and chopped mint (reserving a little extra for garnish).
  4. Toss with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Scoop the watermelon mixture into the hollowed out watermelon halves and top with any remaining feta cheese and mint.
  6. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until ready to serve.

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What is your favorite summer dish? Share with me in the comments section below!

-Carly Paige

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    1. Thanks for the pin love, Lisa! This would be a great treat after a long run. Especially if it’s been in the refrigerator for a while so it’s nice and chilled!

    1. Let me know how you like it, Amanda! I had seen the watermelon/feta combo for a while and once I tried it, I was hooked!

    1. Thanks, Cynthia! The mint helps give it a refreshing twist. I thought it would be good drizzled with balsamic glaze, too. Yum!

  1. this looks delicious! i am unfortunately am allergic to melon, but i know a ton of people who would LOVE this! thanks for sharing!

  2. Yummy!! I always bring the same ol boring dishes to bbqs and such. This would be a great new summer treat.
    I really want one of those melon ballets! I don’t know how I don’t own one already! They make everything look so fancy 🙂

    1. This is the perfect dish to bring to a cookout! It’s literally 3 ingredients that you toss together… couldn’t be easier!

    1. I haven’t tried watermelon grilled either, but it sounds so intriguing! If you make the salad, let me know what you think! It’s SO EASY!

  3. I have been all about the watermelon this summer too! My daughter and I can’t seem to get enough! I love the idea of this watermelon salad! The addition of the feta is so unique. It looks delicious!

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