Easy Watermelon Salad (with feta & mint)

Watermelon Salad is the perfect salad; crisp juicy watermelon, buttery avocado and fresh mint are tossed with a simple dressing and topped with feta cheese. This makes the perfect potluck dish and is great added on top of a tossed salad.

Watermelon Salad is a fresh and simple side or lunch that everyone raves about!

watermelon salad in a bowl topped with feta cheese

How to Make Watermelon Salad

Avocado: This salad starts with ripe avocado diced and drizzled with lime juice.  The lime juice helps to flavor the dressing but most importantly it helps keep the avocado from going brown. Making watermelon salad with cucumbers, sliced tomatoes or other types of melon is also great!

Watermelon: Chop a fresh seedless watermelon into bite sized pieces and simply toss it with the dressing and mint (if you don’t have mint, you can make this salad with basil or even cilantro).

Dressing: This watermelon salad recipe has great flavors on its own so the dressing is light and simple. A touch of olive oil, a small splash of cider vinegar and a bit of lime juice is all it needs.

Close up of watermelon salad being scooped up with a spoon.

How to Pick a Good Watermelon

Sadly one time or another, we’ve all cut into a watermelon that was mealy or just plain ol’ not great.

Here are a few of my favorite tips for choosing the perfect watermelon for all of your summer recipes.

Weight: Watermelon should be heavy for its size, if not, it could be lacking water/moisture.
Yellow Spot: There should be a creamy yellow spot where the watermelon ripened on ground. (The creamy yellow color = ripe).
Shape: The fruit itself should have a nice uniform shape indicating even consistent growing conditions.
Sound: Watermelon should also have an almost hollow sound when you tap or knock on it.

Watermelon Salad Dressing

This watermelon salad is fresh and flavorful on its own so the dressing is light and super simple.  Watermelon is naturally sweet, feta cheese is salty and avocado is buttery… so the dressing has to be light with a touch of acidity so it complements the flavors of the salad.

I very simply dress this watermelon salad with lime and just a touch of cider vinegar and olive oil. Easy peasy and not too heavy, this dressing makes for the perfect salad!

Watermelon salad in a bowl with feta and mint.

We often serve this easy Watermelon Salad with grilled chicken or at potlucks as a nice fresh side.  Most of the time we eat it exactly as written although my husband does love to top this watermelon salad with balsamic vinegar (just a drizzle) and basil!

More Summer Salad Recipes

Creamy Cucumber Salad
Grilled Corn Salad
Pistachio Strawberry Salad
Chickpea Salad
Ramen Noodle Salad

Easy Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad is the perfect salad; crisp juicy watermelon, buttery avocado and fresh mint are tossed with a simple dressing and topped with feta cheese.

2 ripe avocados
1/2 lime
6 cups diced watermelon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup fresh mint (chopped)
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Dice avocados and place in a large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over avocado and stir.
Add watermelon, olive oil, cider vinegar, mint, salt & pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
Top with feta cheese and serve.


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