This is easily one of the simplest salads to make and it tastes amazing! I’m a big fan of watermelon and there’s something about combining it with feta that just creates a magical experience in my mouth. Those Greeks sure know how to create yummy food!

Note that it does not refrigerate very well – it will get watery and the cheese will “melt” in the water (gross). I would suggest eating it on the same day you make it, which makes it perfect for dinner parties or BBQs! And best of all? No clean up because you can use the watermelon as your serving bowl!

Ingredients (the measurements are very flexible, so use as little or as much of anything. The final product will depend on your taste buds – the best kind of recipes, amirite?):

  • A whole watermelon (I used a small one because it was just me eating it this day)
  • Crumbled feta cheese (I eyeballed about 1/2 cup)
  • Fresh mint, chopped
  • Baslamic vinegar or if you don’t like balsamic, you can use fresh lime juice
  • Black pepper to taste. No need to add salt as the feta is already salty.



If you want to use the watermelon as your bowl, use a melon baller to get the “meat” out. (My melon baller sucks lol) If not, you can just cut them into cubes. (You’ll have leftover watermelon juice when you’re done.. drink it! So yummy!)


Add everything in a bowl and mix together!


Put back in your hollow watermelon and ta-da! Das it. Really!

If you’re bringing it to a party, just wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it chilled before serving.

P5070983  This salad is very refreshing and has such a unique taste! I love making simple salads to bring to BBQs and this one will be one of my staples this summer.

(Yes, I took a photo with the salad because I love it so much. Made this after a run, so I’m a little flushed in the photo lol)

What is your go-to salad recipe? Tell me in the comments! 

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  • DJ F

    Not bad. Will try this out at our next BBQ

    • Let me know how you and your friends like it if you do!

      • DJ F

        Will do

  • Sophia

    This is such a great salad! I’ve made it a few times and it is so tasty and refreshing!

    • Isn’t it?? SO perfect for summer! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Tammy D

    Wow this looks delicious! Definitely have to pin this one to make later! Thanks for sharing (Tammy Dalley)

  • David Chiu

    looks great, great for the summer time – refreshing!

  • Judy Cowan

    Looks great, nice salad to serve in the summer. Will try it out. (Judy C)

    • Definitely a perfect summer salad! Thanks and let me know if you end up trying it out :)

  • Jeannie

    I have watermelon and i can make this! Looks so good! Going to give it a try later today!

    • Yay! It’s so refreshing, I’m sure you will enjoy it!

  • Tricia Cooper

    This looks like a recipe that will become a summer tradition! It looks so good and you had me at ‘easy’! I love that you’ve presented in a hulled out watermelon – great idea!

    • Thank you, Tricia! I appreciate your comments. I *love* using fruits/veggies as presentation! Also… no dirty dishes! lol

  • privyseel

    I just bought a couple watermelons so I’m glad to have come across your recipe. It looks delish!