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Brightly coloured and beautiful, this watermelon feta cucumber salad is a refreshing side dish. It’s a Greek inspired watermelon salad combining sweet, savoury and tangy flavours in every mouthful. The salad itself only calls for 4 ingredients while the dressing only requires 3, making it a quick and easy side dish for anyone to rustle up in just a few minutes. You will love this summer BBQ recipe!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

Watermelon feta cucumber salad is a classic summer BBQ recipe which pairs with any protein. Try this watermelon salad with anything from burgers and hot dogs to steaks, smoked lamb, or anything else you want to grill. It looks pretty and tastes even better.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

Watermelon Salad Ingredients

Along with the watermelon itself, you will need mini cucumbers, feta cheese, and fresh mint. The Greek inspired dressing pairs lemon juice and zest with honey. It’s a very light salad which is perfect for the hotter months when you really don’t fancy anything hot, heavy or greasy. This salad can be enjoyed as it is, or served as an appetizer or side dish. It’s versatile enough to bring to a picnic, potluck or gathering too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

As you can see, there are plenty of different textures and flavours in the mix despite the recipe not needing many ingredients. The sweetness of the watermelon, savoury taste of the cucumber, and creamy, tangy feta cheese, are accented with fresh mint. You will love how the salty cheese contrasts with the sweet watermelon – it’s such a great pairing!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

The dressing teams the tartness of lemon with the sweetness of honey. This is a great example of a summer BBQ recipe combining a variety of bold flavours for a wonderfully balanced result. And it’s so easy anyone can throw it together!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

You can make changes to the recipe if you want. Use maple syrup or agave syrup in place of the honey, or use basil instead of mint. Mini mozzarella balls work if you prefer the creamy, neutral flavour of those over the crumbly texture and sour tang of feta.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

Other cheeses which would work are halloumi, cotija, queso fresca, or panela, each of which has a salty taste and firm texture like feta. You can also sub lime for the lemon juice and zest if you prefer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

Also, even though watermelon is one of the main components of the dish, feel free to use cantaloupe, honeydew or another variety if you prefer, or even mix and match more than one kind of melon for a unique result. Making it with berries, similar to this strawberry feta salad would be delicious, too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. This refreshing Greek inspired side dish is a perfect summer BBQ recipe.

How to Make this Refreshing Side Dish

Once you have gathered all your ingredients for this watermelon feta cucumber salad prepped, it’s time to make it. Chop the watermelon, cucumbers, and mint, and crumble the feta cheese. The easiest way to cut the watermelon is to cut it into 1-inch lengths and then cut these into cubes. You can choose from seed-in or seedless watermelon, but the seedless kind tends to have a bit less flavour.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. You will love this summer watermelon salad.

Whisk the lemon juice and zest with the honey. Now toss the salad gently in the dressing and either chill it for an hour or so or serve right away.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. You will love this summer watermelon salad.

How to Store this Tasty Summer BBQ Recipe

This refreshing side dish is best enjoyed within a few hours although this watermelon cucumber feta salad will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. Keep it in an airtight container with the lid on or in Ziploc bags with the excess air squeezed out.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. You will love this summer watermelon salad.

Watermelon Feta Cucumber Salad FAQs

What’s good to serve with this watermelon salad?

Since it’s so ideal for a summer BBQ recipe, you might like to serve this Greek inspired salad with some chicken quarters fresh off the grill. It’s also nice by itself as a light lunch. You could serve it on a bed of salad leaves and perhaps have some shrimp or chicken on the side.

Is there a vegan version of this recipe?

You can make this vegan-friendly by using Violife Just like Feta cheese if you can find it. If not, see what vegan cheese alternatives your grocery store has.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. You will love this summer watermelon salad.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. You will love this summer watermelon salad.

Watermelon Feta Cucumber Salad Recipe

5 from 6 votes

Watermelon Feta Cucumber Salad

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Brightly coloured and beautiful, this watermelon feta cucumber salad is a refreshing side dish. It's a Greek inspired watermelon salad combining sweet, savoury and tangy flavours in every mouthful. You will love this summer BBQ recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • ½ watermelon, diced into 1” cubes, approximately 6 cups
  • 2 Cups cucumbers, mini, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ Cup mint, fresh, finely chopped

Honey Lemon Dressing:

  • 2 lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

Instructions 

  • Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest and honey in a small bowl.
  • Add watermelon, cucumber, feta and mint to a large mixing bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and toss gently. Serve immediately or chill for 1 to 2 hours in the fridge before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1764IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg
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The fresh appeal of watermelon salad with feta and cucumber is what keeps me making this wonderfully refreshing side dish over and over. The sweet watermelon, tangy feta cheese and sweet lemon dressing work so harmoniously together and it’s a very refreshing side dish for the warmer months.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    This watermelon salad is so sweet and delicious! I love the crunchy elements together with the honey lemon dressing.