Watermelon mint feta cheese salad is one of the most popular, classic, best watermelon salads ever! Watermelon salads are refreshing and perfect summer fruit salad for hot summer months as well as any hot afternoons or whenever you want a refreshing juicy, nutritious fruit salad.
There is nothing that can beat the refreshing, juicy taste of watermelons and when they are paired with refreshing mint leaves and salty feta cheese, it is just perfect for a healthy, delicious and juicy afternoon snack.
A simple, basic watermelon mint feta cheese salad is comprised of fresh watermelon, fresh mint leaves and feta cheese.
However, you can make it even more fancy and more nutritious by adding more ingredients like sliced cucumbers or added fruits like berries including blueberries, strawberries etc.
In this watermelon salad, I have used crumbled feta cheese, you can use cubes feta cheese as well, if that is what you have.
I have more watermelon salad like this simple, delicious watermelon mint salad with honey lime dressing and also this simple, delicious watermelon blueberry kale salad, both made without feta cheese or any dairy, but they are very delicious as well!
More watermelon recipes in this blog includes watermelon jam in instant pot, watermelon juice, watermelon strawberry banana smoothie, watermelon and pineapple juice, watermelon mint agua fresca (Mexican drink) etc!
Refreshing watermelon salad with fresh mint leaves & feta cheese
Watermelon mint feta cheese salad is a staple salad in any summer barbecue party, but it's not just for BBQ parties, it is also a staple in summer potlucks, gatherings, dinner, lunch, outdoor pool party etc or serve this a colorful, simple, refreshing salad for any meal for your family, friends or when you have guests.
The important thing to keep in mind when you make a watermelon mint feta cheese salad for any dinner or party is that you need to put together the salad just before serving.
This is because, watermelon has a lot of water content and the salad can turn soggy from the liquids if it sits for longer time.
The best thing to do is to keep all ingredients ready, in separate containers in refrigerator, and just before serving, you can quickly put them together to make the salad.
It only takes a couple of minutes to mix them together in a bowl if you have the ingredients ready.
Once the salad is made, transfer the prepared watermelon mint feta salad to serving salad plates or bowls and serve immediately for best results!
Substitute for feta cheese in watermelon salad
If you do not have feta cheese at home or if you don't like the taste of feta cheese, you may use mozzarella cheese cubes in place of feta cheese, or you may skip the cheese altogether if you want it dairy free or vegan.
Substitute for mint leaves in watermelon salad
If you do not have fresh mint leaves or if you do not like mint leaves in your salad, you can just skip them or you may replace the mint leaves with other fresh herbs like fresh basil leaves, cilantro leaves, parsley leaves etc or you can use fresh greens like spinach, kale leaves etc for different flavors.
How to cut a watermelon to make watermelon salad?
The best way to slice or cut a watermelon to make watermelon salads is to cut it into cubes.
The watermelon cubes can be easily added to salads or you may use them to make juice, smoothies etc or you can just enjoy them as they are.
You can find here more information on how to cut watermelon in cubes for making watermelon salads like this watermelon mint feta cheese salad.
So here is how you can make easy, fresh, refreshing and juicy watermelon mint feta cheese salad at home.
How to make watermelon mint feta cheese salad?
To make refreshing, easy, delicious and juicy watermelon mint feta cheese salad, we need the following ingredients.
Ingredients to make watermelon mint feta salad
fresh watermelon 2 cups sliced into cubes
feta cheese 2 tablespoons crumbled or cubed
mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
fresh whole mint leaves a few
crumbled feta cheese 1 teaspoon
Notes: For the best results, all the ingredients for the salad should be chilled before making the salad
Step by step instructions
Place the watermelon cubes in a large bowl.
Add chopped mint leaves and feta cheese, gently mix in to combine with the watermelon cubes evenly.
Transfer the prepared watermelon mint feta salad to a serving salad bowl (If there is any leftover liquid from the watermelon in the first bowl, you can discard that).
Garnish with fresh whole mint leaves and crumbled feta cheese, serve immediately for best results.
If you need to serve this watermelon salad later, you may refrigerate and use the same day or the next day. The salad may not last fresh more longer than that.
Also, keep in mind that watermelon has a lot of water content and depending on the kind of watermelon, the water from the watermelon can make the salad soggy as you keep it for more time.
That is one reason why you should immediately serve this salad after you mix in the ingredients.
If you store this some more time for later use, you may discard any leftover liquid from the watermelons and serve in a different bowl for best results.
Another idea is to place the salad in a strainer on top of a bowl for at least few minutes, so the extra water will accumulate in the bowl beneath the strainer and then you can easily transfer the salad to a different serving bowl right before serving.
It is also a good idea to store the ingredients separately in different containers inside the refrigerator until ready for serving, and just before you are ready to serve, you can mix the ingredients together to make the salad so it has less chance of turning soggy.
Below you can see the detailed recipe for watermelon mint feta cheese salad.
Watermelon Mint Feta Cheese Salad
- 2 cups watermelon fresh and chilled, sliced into cubes
- 2 tablespoons feta cheese crumbled or cubed (chilled)
- 1 tablespoon mint leaves chopped (chilled)
- mint leaves fresh, a few (chilled)
- 1 teaspoon feta cheese crumbled (chilled)
- Place the watermelon cubes in a large bowl.
- Add chopped mint leaves and feta cheese, gently mix in to combine with the watermelon cubes evenly.
- Transfer the prepared watermelon mint feta salad to a serving salad bowl (If there is any leftover liquid from the watermelon in the first bowl, you can discard that).
- Garnish with fresh whole mint leaves and crumbled feta cheese, serve immediately for best results.