Watermelon Mint Salad

Watermelon Mint Salad in a bowl

It’s the middle of summer and that means it’s time to make refreshing and tasty salad recipes! Of course, one of the summertime classics is a basic watermelon mint salad with feta cheese and a simple vinaigrette. Well, that’s basically the recipe. Not too many tips or tricks with this one so it’ll be a rather short post this time.

There are really only a few ingredients, which make this salad easy to make and shop for. In fact the dressing alone is only two ingredients so you can make this watermelon mint salad in less than 5 minutes!

Watermelon Mint Salad Ingredients

watermelon cubes and a block of feta cheese

The only real decision you have to make with this watermelon salad is the type of feta cheese to use. Now, I’m not going to get all pretentious and say there is a definitive best type so use what you prefer. I personally prefer a semi-soft feta so that it melds a little with the dressing as I toss the salad. If you prefer hard and extra salty feta – go for it!

450 grams (1 pound) Watermelon – cubed. You can go seedless if you want.

150 grams (about 5 ounces) Feta Cheese – Use whatever type of feta you like, just note that the softer it is the more likely it is to break apart when you toss the salad.

2 tbsp Mint – chopped leaves. Use fresh mint leaves, dry mint just doesn’t work well in this salad.

2 tbsp Olive Oil – As this is not a cooked recipe use a high quality olive oil if possible. It makes a huge difference!

1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar– you can substitute with regular white vinegar, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or just lemon juice. Try different ones and see what one you like best.

1/2 tsp Salt – or more to taste

block of feta cheese

I like to use semi-soft feta because I like when some of it smashes apart and gets into the sauce as I toss this watermelon mint salad. However I also know some people don’t like that as they think it makes the end result look ‘messy’. The best advice I can give is to just use the type you like best.

Making The Salad

Watermelon Mint Salad ingredients in a bowl

In a large bowl add the watermelon, mint, and feta cheese cubes. Drizzle over the olive oil and vinegar and give it a sprinkle of salt. Softly toss the salad using a rubber spatula to combine. Plate, serve, and enjoy this delicious summer salad!

watermelon mint salad in a bowl on a placemat

Watermelon Mint Salad

This watermelon mint salad is the perfect summer salad for those outdoor potlucks, picnics, or general get-togethers
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Salad, Summer Salad, Vegetarian, Watermelon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 250kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Rubber Spatula

Ingredients

  • 450 grams Watermelon 1 pound – cubed. You can go seedless if you want.
  • 150 grams Feta Cheese about 5 ounces – Use whatever type of feta you like, just note that the softer it is the more likely it is to break apart when you toss the salad.
  • 2 tbsp Mint chopped leaves. Use fresh mint leaves dry mint just doesn't work well in this salad.
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil As this is not a cooked recipe use a high quality olive oil if possible. It makes a huge difference!
  • 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar you can substitute with regular white vinegar red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or just lemon juice. Try different ones and see what one you like best.
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or more to taste

Instructions

  • Add the cubed watermelon, feta, and chopped mint to a bowl. Drizzle over the olive oil and vinegar and sprinkle with salt.
  • Use a soft rubber spatula to gently toss the salad together. Plate and Serve

Nutrition

Serving: 4people | Calories: 250kcal
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