Recipe: Watermelon & Feta Salad

To me, there’s no fruit more summery than watermelon. It’s the most refreshing thing to bite into on a hot summer day under the sun. Last summer, one of my friends made the most delicious watermelon salad using an ingredient that I never would have thought to pair with it: feta cheese. It was the perfect combination of salty and sweet; of soft and crisp. Now that summer is here again, I knew I needed to get the recipe from her. Turns out this salad is incredibly simple to make!

Sliced watermelon on wood

Watermelon & Feta Salad
Serves 6-8


3 cups watermelon, cubed
5 cups arugula (mounded)
3 ounces feta cheese (I used reduced fat because I wanted to keep it as healthy as possible!)
Drizzle of olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper (I used sea salt and fresh ground pepper) to taste

Watermelon feta salad ingredients


This is one of those recipes where you can really add in more or less of any of the ingredients based on your preference – the above ratios worked well for me. To make, combine the watermelon, arugula, and feta cheese in a large bowl. Drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar (as much as you like) over top and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Watermelon feta salad

Do you have any favorite recipes including watermelon? Leave a comment and let us know!

Slices of watermelon on wood

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  1. I love this salad! Except I sub the balsamic for lime juice and (even though it sounds weird) I also put in canned tuna for protein. Tastes amazing w fresh lime!

  2. Read this post and went out a bought the ingredients right after. will be having this for lunch (:

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