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This refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with mint is a cool and easy side dish recipe for summer cookouts and picnics. Sweet watermelon, crunchy cucumbers, salty feta, pungent onions and fresh mint all come together for an explosion of flavors that everyone will love!

Watermelon Feta Salad with red onions, cucumbers and mint in a white bowl with a blue and white striped kitchen towel nearby.

The Best Summer Side Dish

Who loves watermelon? I sure do. Until recently, I had never heard of a Watermelon Feta Salad, but I finally made it this year and wow, it is such a flavor bomb! This is such a good side dish for summer BBQs, picnics, cookouts. pool parties. It’s a no cook side dish recipe, can be made ahead of time and comes together in minutes.

Ingredients for watermelon Feta Salad - cubed watermelon, cucumber, a bunch of mint, cubed feta, sliced red onions, a lemon olive oil dressing.

How to make the best Watermelon Feta Salad

We added some cucumber to this Watermelon salad, because cucumber and watermelon compliment each other so well and it adds another layer of texture. Some red onions are also added for extra zing.

Cooking Tip:

You can soak the onions in ice water for about 15 minutes while prepping the other ingredients. This takes some of the bite out of the onion and makes it more mild when eating raw.

Chopped mint, Sliced red onions, chopped cucumber, cubed watermelon, cubed feta, all in a bowl before being mixed.

Fresh mint, feta, and a simple lemon dressing finish off the watermelon salad. Adding lemon zest to the dressing really makes everything pop! I use a microplane like this one to easily zest citrus. Toss everything together and it’s done! You can make this ahead of time and chill it in the fridge for a few hours or serve right away. Personally I like it when it is chilled and has had some time for the flavors to meld.

Finished watermelon Feta Salad in a white bowl

What to serve with Watermelon Feta Salad

I love to serve this watermelon salad with other summer BBQ favorites, like this Grilled Flank Steak, grilled corn and my favorite grilled onions.

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Prep 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings


  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 4 oz cubed feta
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • ½ red onion sliced, soaked in cold water for 15 minutes


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Salt pepper


  • First slice onions, place in a bowl of ice water and allow to soak while prepping other ingredients.
  • Whisk together ingredients for dressing, set aside.
  • Add watermelon, cucumber, feta, and mint to a large bowl. Remove onions from water and drain off excess liquid. Add onions to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add dressing to the rest of the ingredients. Gently toss to mix. Serve right away, or chill in the fridge until ready to serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 564IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salads
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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  1. 5 stars
    I make this salad about once a week, especially during the heat of summer. Great stuff! Sadly it does not keep well, overnight at best. However, it’s easy to make so doing it repeatedly isn’t all that difficult.

  2. 5 stars
    Its one of the best salad that my daughter love.You have made everything so nicely that really helped me. I am looking forward for more such recipes in future too.

  3. 5 stars
    This is just the recipe I need now. After over indulging in some calorie-laden birthday parties in the last couple of weeks, my body was craving some light and tasty salads. I just didn’t know what to make. Then I found this and wow, it hit the spot. Absolutely delightful when you want something light and fun.