Perfect for lunch fruit salad with few fresh ingredients cubed watermelons, cucumbers.
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Cucumber Watermelon Feta Salad

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Refreshing and light watermelon feta salad with sliced cucumber and fresh basil leaves. This watermelon salad is perfect for lunch or party gatherings.

Refreshing cucumber watermelon salad.

Watermelon feta salad is a delightful combination of sweet and savory flavors that has become increasingly popular in recent years. This refreshing dish brings together the juicy, vibrant taste of watermelon with the creamy, tangy notes of feta cheese, resulting in a perfect summer salad that is both light and satisfying. Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a refreshing side dish for your next barbecue, watermelon feta salad is sure to impress guests and satisfy your taste buds.

Imagine making a quick and simple light salad for your next party with only few ingredients. With minimal effort you can have a delicious side dish for your summer barbecues.

Cucumber Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Texture: juicy, crisp, soft.
Taste: sweet with a hint of lemon and salt.
Simplicity: very quick to make, just cut watermelon and cucumber, make dressing and combine.
Meal Type: party food, luncheon and brunch.

Salad Ingredients Needed

Feta, watermelon, honey, salt, lemon, cucumber, olive oil, basil leaves.
  • Watermelon – fresh watermelon cut into cubes.
  • Feta Cheese – provides a creamy and tangy flavor.
  • Cucumber – mini cucumber cut into slices will add a crisp texture to the salad.
  • Basil Leaves – chopped basil enhances the overall flavor profile with its earthy and slightly sweet notes.
  • Olive Oil – to make a delicious dressing.
  • Lemon Juice – the lemon juice adds a zesty flavor.
  • Honey – honey adds just the right amount of sweetness to complement the other flavors.
  • Salt – just optional.

How to make Watermelon Salad

  1. (Full recipe and video below). Prepare a refreshing summer salad with a delightful combination of flavors. Begin by gathering all the necessary ingredients: ripe watermelon, crisp cucumber, creamy feta cheese, fragrant basil leaves, high-quality olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a touch of honey for a hint of sweetness.
  2. Start by carefully cutting the watermelon into bite-sized cubes, ensuring they are ripe and juicy. Slice the cucumber into thin rounds, add feta cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the vibrant watermelon cubes, refreshing cucumber slices, generous amounts of feta cheese, and the aromatic chopped fresh basil leaves. Add salt if desired.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together a drizzle of olive oil, the tanginess of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a touch of honey to create a perfectly balanced dressing.
  5. Once the dressing is ready, pour it over the watermelon, cucumber, feta, and basil mixture in the large bowl. Gently toss all the ingredients to ensure they are evenly coated with the dressing, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Step by step how to make salad with cubed watermelons and sliced cucumbers.

Cucumber Watermelon Salad Tips

  • You can remove the skin from cucumber, but this is optional. Mini cucumbers usually have soft skin.
  • Fresh basil leaves taste the best in this recipe, but you can use freeze dried basil as well.
  • Add more salt if you prefer more flavor, but remember feta is already salty.
  • This refreshing watermelon, cucumber, and feta salad with a burst of basil is not only visually appealing but also offers a delightful combination of textures and flavors. It’s perfect to serve as a side dish for a summer barbecue, a light lunch, or a refreshing snack on a hot day.
Watermelon salad with cucumber and fresh basil leaves.

Watermelon Feta Salad FAQ’s

What does watermelon salad go with?

You can serve the salad by itself as a light lunch or it will go well with chicken for instance Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken or any type of fish like this  Oven Baked Basa Fish Fillets.

How long can you store watermelon feta salad?

You can store the salad in a closed container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. However, the salad taste best on the first day. On the next day the fruit might get a little mushy.

Can we eat watermelon and cucumber together? 

Yes, you can absolutely eat watermelon and cucumber together! In fact, they can make a refreshing and tasty combination, especially during hot weather. Watermelon and cucumber both have high water content and a mild, slightly sweet flavor, which can complement each other well.

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Cucumber Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon salad with feta, fresh basil leaves and sliced cucumber in homemade honey lemon dressing.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

  • 5 cups watermelon cubed
  • 3/4 cup feta cubed
  • 1 cucumber mini, sliced
  • 10 basil leaves chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine watermelon, feta, cucumber and basil leaves.
    5 cups watermelon, 3/4 cup feta, 1 cucumber, 10 basil leaves
  • In a medium bowl whisk olive oil with lemon juice and honey.
    1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. honey
  • Once the dressing is ready, pour it over the watermelon, cucumber, feta, and basil mixture in the large bowl. Gently toss all the ingredients to ensure they are evenly coated with the dressing, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Vegetarian

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Notes

  • You can remove the skin from cucumber, but this is optional. Mini cucumbers usually have soft skin.
  • Fresh basil leaves taste the best in this recipe, but you can use freeze dried basil as well.
  • Add more salt if you prefer more flavor, feta is already salty.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 254mgPotassium: 266mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1045IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 1mg
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Update Notes: The recipe was originally posted in August 2020, it was updated with new tips in August, 2023.

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