Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad – Easy Summer Salad

This watermelon, cucumber and feta salad is perfect for hot summer days. It tastes refreshing and it comes together quickly and easily.

watermelon cucumber feta salad
A refreshing summertime salad with watermelon, cucumber, feta and mint.

Also Read: Quick & Easy Feta Flatbread Appetizers, Beet Salad with Feta and Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Feta 

Sweet juicy watermelon, refreshing cucumber, crumbly salty feta with a hint of mint and a delicious lime vinaigrette are all that’s needed for this sensational summer salad. With so few ingredients, quality matters. Perfectly ripe watermelon and a great quality feta are key.

If you’re in Winnipeg, I highly recommend Chaeban Artisan feta. It has just the right balance of salty and tangy flavour which pairs nicely with sweet watermelon. Choose either their Firm or Soft Feta to top this salad.  They both taste fantastic, but for this recipe, the firm feta is easier to crumble. But, hey, we use whichever one we have in the fridge!

firm feta on block
Chaeban’s Firm Feta tastes great and is easy to crumble on top of this salad.

Pro Tip: Rather than tossing the feta with the watermelon and cucumbers, layer it on top so those tasty crumbles don’t get lost at the bottom of the salad bowl.

ready to dress watermelon cucumber feta salad
In this version, I used Chaeban’s Soft Creamy Feta to top this salad. Equally delicious and oh so creamy!

Need a quick and easy way to get beautiful watermelon cubes? Check out this article on two ways to cut watermelons – with and without the rind. The Picnic Cut gives you spears of watermelon with a little rind to hold on to. The Naked Cube Cut is perfect for recipes like this salad, when you don’t want any rind.

bowl of cubed watermelon
To get nice cubed watermelon use the Naked Cube Cut.

Recipe for Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

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5 from 4 votes

Watermelon Cucumber and Feta Salad

A refreshing, quick and easy summer salad. Simple ingredients come together for a salad that's a perfect blend of sweet, tangy and salty flavours. Prep the ingredients ahead of time and toss together just before serving.
Prep : 10 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Salad

  • 4 cups 1 inch cubed, seedless watermelon (half a medium sized watermelon)
  • 1 cup 1/2 inch diced, seedless cucumber (half an English cucumber)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup crumbled firm feta

Instructions

Dressing

  • Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust to desired taste. Set aside.

Salad Assembly

  • Prepare watermelon, cucumber and mint. Store separately until ready to serve salad.
  • Just before serving, toss watermelon, cucumber and mint.
  • Drizzle with dressing and add crumbled feta to top.
  • Serve and enjoy right away.

Notes

This salad does not keep very well once assembled, to make ahead, prepare all the ingredients and store separately in the fridge until ready to serve.
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Course: Salad
Keyword: cucumber, feta, mint, salad, watermelon
watermelon cucumber salad with ingredients
A sweet lime vinaigrette ties it all together.

Variations to Watermelon Feta Salad

Go ahead, change it up a little and make it just the way you like it! For example:

  • Want a little more bite?  Add sliced red onions.
  • Don’t have lemon or lime juice? Use balsamic vinegar to dress this salad.
  • Don’t like mint in your salad? Try basil or dill instead.
  • Don’t have cucumber? Use zucchini.
  • Prefer salads with leafy greens? Go ahead, add lettuce, arugula or kale.
  • Need a little more crunch? Add nuts or seeds like pepitas or pistachios.
We added pistachios this time because it’s totally okay to improvise!

This recipe was written in paid partnership with Chaeban Artisan. As always, opinions are my own and a sincere reflection of life in my home.

I’d love to know what you and your dinner guest think of this watermelon salad.  Leave a comment or, if you make it, share a photo on Instagram and tag @getgettys and @ChaebanArtisan so we can see it and like it!

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