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This Watermelon Mint Feta Salad is sweet, tart, and so refreshing on a hot, sunny summer day. Enjoy it as a light lunch, colorful side to grilled burgers or chicken, or flavorful snack!
Reasons to love this Watermelon Mint Feta Salad
Does anything scream summer more than lugging home a gigantic, juicy watermelon? I love slicing it up, admiring its beautiful color, popping it in the refrigerator, and biting into a nice, cold slice after a day in the sun. While watermelon is a beloved, handheld summer snack, there are many other ways to enjoy it, too!
This Watermelon Mint Feta Salad is sweet, tart, and so refreshing on a hot, sunny summer day. It's also an incredibly gorgeous pop of color that will draw everyone to the table eager to give it a try! Enjoy it as a light lunch, colorful side to grilled burgers or chicken, or flavorful snack! It also pairs well with many summer cocktails and is a great meal prep option.
Watermelon: The fruit of the summer! So refreshing.
Strawberries: These are in season at the beginning of the summer. They're so ripe, fresh, and delicious!
Feta Cheese: The tartness pairs so well with the sweetness from the fruit.
Mint Leaves: Another delicious flavor dimension.
Lime Juice: Pulls all of our flavors together.
Lime Zest: Looks gorgeous and adds to the taste.
Helpful kitchen tools
How to prepare this Watermelon Mint Feta Salad
1. Cut watermelon into cubes. Not sure how to do this? I talk about it below!
2. Rinse strawberries in a strainer. Pat dry and then dice into quarters.
3. Chop mint leaves into fine pieces.
4. In a serving bowl, combine watermelon cubes, strawberries, crumbled feta, and mint leaves. Toss gently.
5. Then, add lime juice & zest to top. Enjoy fresh or pair with a protein for a complete meal!
Not a fan of watermelon or strawberries? No problem. You can easily sub a crisp, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, or even mango! Blueberries and raspberries would also add gorgeous color and flavor.
Frequently asked questions
How do I store this salad? Can I freeze it?
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Watermelon has a high water content, so freezing is not ideal. Because of this, you may have to drain some liquid from your storage container each day. Not to worry! You won’t lose any delicious flavor by doing this.
What's the best way to cut watermelon into cubes?
The easiest way to do this is by slicing the watermelon in half. Place each half facing down on a cutting board. Cut, creating 1-inch slices vertically. Then, holding the now sliced half together, cut 1-inch slices perpendicular. You will end up with sticks of watermelon. It’s very easy to slice the rind off and then dice the remaining stick up into cubes. You can prepare the watermelon whatever way is easiest for you. This is just a good way to get the most out of the fruit. If you have time, it might be fun to use an ice cream scoop and scoop out spheres to create a fun shape!
Will the ripeness of the watermelon affect this recipe?
Yes. If your watermelon is too ripe, it may be too squishy for this salad. For best success, use a fresh, firm and seedless watermelon.
Other APOP recipes you might like
Summer salads are such a fun addition to an outdoor meal. You may also enjoy some of these recipes:
Watermelon Mint Feta Salad
- Cutting Board
- Handheld juicer
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing spoon
- 10 mint leaves, chopped
- 5 cups watermelon, approx. ½ large watermelon
- 1½ cups fresh strawberries, quartered
- ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- lime zest, to taste
- Cut watermelon into cubes. Not sure how to do this? I talk about it in my post above!
- Rinse strawberries in a strainer. Pat dry and then dice into quarters.
- Chop mint leaves into fine pieces.
- In a serving bowl, combine watermelon cubes, strawberries, crumbled feta, and mint leaves. Toss gently.
- Then, add lime juice & zest to top. Enjoy fresh or pair with a protein for a complete meal!
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