Mediterranean Watermelon Salad is a fresh and fruity dish that’s perfect for your next grill-out. A BBQ favorite that’s crisp, tangy & tasty!
Use some watermelon and cucumber for this delicious salad that’s a must-try this summer! For some of our favorite summer salads, try some Creamy Broccoli Salad or our Tuna Pasta Salad.
Mediterranean Watermelon Salad
Whenever you’re planning a BBQ or grill-out, it’s important to have a decent spread of food ready. Of course, you gotta have the classics- some hamburgers, some hot dogs- but you need to have some good sides as well. A tasty salad will also go a long way towards adding plenty of flavor to your summer get-togethers! Mix things up next time by making up some Mediterranean Watermelon Salad.
Watermelon is a classic summer fruit that many folks enjoy snacking on as-is, but it also makes for a delicious base for this fun, funky salad. The base of this Greek Watermelon Salad is watermelon- obviously- but also some fresh cucumber and some herbs like mint and basil. Add to this a delicious lime and honey salad dressing and a topping of crumbled feta and you’ve got a tasty salad with a bit of a salty punch on top!
This Watermelon Cucumber Salad is well worth the try- even if you don’t like feta. In a pinch, you can even find a few feta substitutes that might just make this the perfect salad for you! Make this delicious salad today- it just might be your new favorite summer salad recipe…
Loved this recipe? Try these other melon recipes!
Another watermelon dish that’s great for BBQs is our Watermelon Salsa. This fruity salsa topping is great as a condiment or a chip dip. Equal parts fruit, spice, and peppery heat- you’ve just gotta try it!
Beat the heat with a refreshing summer sipper like our Watermelon Lemonade. Just 3 ingredients are all you need to fix up this delicious blender drink that’s perfect by the poolside! Lemonade is a must for an amazing grill-out and this drink fits the bill.
But don’t forget dessert- for that, follow along with our 4 Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe! Like the title says, you only need 4 easy-to-find ingredients to make this cool refreshing summertime treat. This is a big recipe too, which makes it perfect for any picnics or parties you’ve got planned!
Ingredients for Mediterranean Salad
Watermelon – Watermelon chunks will work fine here. You could also use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out small balls of watermelon for an interesting look!
Cucumber – Give this a quick dice- no need to go super-fine. We prefer English cucumber for this recipe.
Feta – If you are dead-set on not using feta, you do have a few feta substitutes you can use. Some go-tos are cottage cheese or goat’s cheese but halloumi might be the best pick if you can find it. It’s Greek, not as salty, a little sweet too- for people who hate feta, it’ll probably be your best choice.
- Salt & Pepper – To Taste.
How to make Watermelon Salad
Chop or dice all the salad ingredients, minus the feta, before mixing together in a large bowl.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients and season to taste with salt & pepper.
Add your dressing to the salad, toss to coat, and then top with crumbled feta before serving.
Start by getting everything chopped and diced to your liking. We prefer bigger chunks of watermelon and a rough dice on the cucumber. For the herbs, we usually end up cutting them into ribbons. Add those all to a bowl and then move on to the dressing: that’ll be as simple as whisking all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Season to taste before putting everything together.
With the dressing all mixed up, pour it evenly over the salad ingredients in the bowl. Give that a quick toss to coat everything. From here, all that’s left is hitting your Watermelon Salad with a topping of crumbled feta cheese- or whatever feta substitute you’re using, if any. Enjoy!
How long does Watermelon Salad last?
This salad should keep for about 3-4 days. However, the mint will brown fairly quick and the cucumber and melon start to lose their crunch after about 2 days. With that in mind, we would not make this salad ahead of time- just know you’re leftovers are safe to eat if you have any!
Mediterranean Watermelon Salad
- 2 cup cubed Watermelon
- 1 cup diced Cucumber about half of a English
- 2 tbsp Mint chopped
- 2 tbsp Basil chopped
- 1/3 cup Feta crumbled
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 tbsp Honey
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, cucumber, basil, and mint.
- In a small container, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and honey.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve.
This recipe goes together fairly quickly and was the hit of the cookout! So fresh tasting for and good!
Your notes show “use fresh mint and fresh oregano”. There’s no where in recipe showing this ingredient. I believe it’s fresh mint and fresh basil? I will be trying tonight. Looks yummy!
Hi Mimi! Thanks so much for catching that. Yes, it is meant to be fresh basil, lol. I am sure you will enjoy it.