Cucumber Watermelon Salad with Feta

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Cucumber Watermelon Salad is made with fresh ingredients, salty feta cheese, and a simple oil dressing. Salad with watermelon is light and refreshing — the perfect summertime recipe. Make this easy side dish in just 10 minutes!

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Cucumber Watermelon Salad

Summertime fruits and vegetables, crisp greens, and salty feta crumbles are tied together with a little bit of avocado and honey to let the natural flavors shine.

Enjoy this watermelon cucumber feta salad for a light lunch or as a refreshing side to grilled favorites like chicken or steak.

Looking for more summer salad recipes? I’ve got a delicious strawberry and spinach option or another that’s packed with fresh vegetables.

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How To Choose A Watermelon

Seedless varieties work best when making salad with watermelon. This way, you can slice and toss it right in.

Choose one with firm skin and a creamy yellow spot on one side. When you knock against the outside, you should hear a deep hollow sound to confirm that it is ripe.

close up: sliced watermelon, grape tomatoes, greens, blueberries, and feta in a bowl

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Greens – Avoid anything too bitter, otherwise use your favorite blend. Spring mix is a popular choice, while a watermelon spinach salad is particularly tasty!
  • Fruit – Chill the melon in the refrigerator before preparing the salad so it’s easier to cut. The cooler temperature will also make the entire dish more refreshing.
  • Cucumber – With regular cucumbers, you may want to remove some or all of the peel, especially if it’s particularly thick and waxy.

    Or, use an English variety that has a more delicate skin — it’s longer, thinner, and comes wrapped in plastic.
  • Feta – Try to get a good quality Greek or Bulgarian version for the best flavor. If you prefer something different, goat cheese or ricotta can be used instead.
  • OilI really enjoy avocado oil for the cucumber watermelon salad dressing, but feel free to use something like sunflower or light-tasting olive oil. 
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Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad FAQ

What other ingredients can I add to salad with watermelon?

The great thing about this simple recipe is that you can mix and match your flavors based on your personal preference and what you have available.

Fresh mint, strawberries, chopped walnuts, and even red onion all pair well with the other ingredients in this watermelon blueberry feta salad. Go ahead and experiment to create your favorite combination!

Or, mix up your watermelon blueberry feta salad without the greens and add freshly chopped basil or mint instead.

Can I make watermelon spinach salad ahead of time?

Yes, but I recommend adding the greens just before serving to keep them fresh. If you add them too early, they will lose their crispness and turn dark.

What’s the best way to store leftover cucumber watermelon salad?

Refrigerate in an airtight container and use by the next day for best results. I usually don’t keep it longer than 12 hours.

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Cucumber Watermelon Salad with Feta

Donna Elick
Cucumber Watermelon Salad is made with fresh ingredients, feta cheese, and a simple oil dressing. Make this easy side dish in 10 minutes!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 5 cups fresh greens, washed and drained
  • 1 small seedless watermelon, cut in 1” cubes
  • 5 ounces cherry tomato, halves
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced and halves
  • 1 cup blueberries, washed
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbles

Avocado Oil Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Honey, optional

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the greens in a large bowl or a platter. Add watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, blueberries. Combine all together.
  • In a small bowl combine avocado oil dressing. Whisk to combine.
  • Top with feta and avocado dressing. Toss before serving.
  • Serve cold as a side dish.

Donna’s Notes

Chill watermelon in the refrigerator before preparing the salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 575cal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 458mg | Sugar: 84g | Fiber: 6g | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 4mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published May 2021, updated and republished May 2023

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