Watermelon-Feta Salad

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Holy deliciousness. Foodies, I don't lie.

I know you're probably thinking, "watermelon and feta?" And what would you think if I told you this refreshing summer salad also includes kalamata olives and fresh mint? Crazy, I know.

This delightful summer salad was featured in the Lincoln Journal-Star a couple weeks ago. It had grabbed the attention of my mom, who wanted to make it while my sister and I were both home visiting. Genius.

I know this sounds like a completely odd combo - I'm not trying to persuade you to think otherwise. It is odd. But it's also very, very tasty. I promise.

So please, take a chance on this salad - I know you won't regret it!

Watermelon-Feta Salad
Source: Ellise Pierce, Beat the heat with watermelon

2 pounds watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
Handful of mint, roughly chopped
10 kalamata olives, pitted and halved
Small red onion (about two tablespoons), diced
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
7 ounces feta
Additional mint, for serving (if desired)

Combine the first 6 ingredients (through sea salt) in a bowl - tossing gently so the watermelon pieces stay whole. Refrigerate for an hour. Before serving, add the feta, additional mint (if desired), and pepper to taste.

Makes: 4 servings


  1. my friend's mom sent me a recipe for something like this and i've been curious to make it bc it's such a different combo of flavors! now i think i will have to give it a try!

  2. Wow that sounds amazing! I definitely need to try it out! Just found your blog and I am a new follower!


  3. I bet that was delicious!! I do love feta and the tartness against that sweet watermelon must have been heaven!
    Welcome to food buzz!

  4. I bought a watermelon recently. SO far, I made watermelon coolers, watermelon salsa, and watermelon popsicles.. thinking I had it covered. I still have watermelon left in my fridge! Thanks for this recipe. I'll try it out on what's left. Your recipe calls for a nice unique combination and I'm sure it's yummy because fruit and cheese tend to go well together. Cheers! ~Dish By Trish


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