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Watermelon-Cucumber Salad with Feta

Sweet, juicy watermelon gets tossed with salty feta cheese and tart lime juice for a summery salad that’s unexpectedly delicious.

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 20 mins.
  • Total Time: 20 mins.
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Egg-Free, Nut-Free

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced (may peel, if desired) 
  • 2 tsp. avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • Juice + zest of 1 lime (about 1 Tbsp. juice)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped or torn
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. thinly sliced red onion or shallots
  • 3 cups arugula or other greens of choice

Instructions

  1. Place watermelon cubes, cucumber, and mint in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oil, lime zest and juice, and salt to make the dressing. Whisk to combine and add more salt, if needed, to taste.
  3. Pour dressing over watermelon, cucumbers, mint, and shallots. Toss gently to combine. Add feta and again, gently combine.
  4. Serve immediately over arugula or greens.

Notes

This salad should be made just before serving for best results. If made ahead, it can get quite watery so our suggestion is to make the dressing (up to 2 days in advance) and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to toss it with the watermelon, cucumbers, mint, and feta.

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4th recipe
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 175mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g