Easy Watermelon Salad
I am not the one to jump on a trend wagon, but summer is all about fresh from the farmer’s markets (or your garden) fruits and vegetables. So today, because it is summer, because watermelons are in plenty right now, and because they are trending (uhmm), I am sharing my take on watermelon salad. Living in the Midwest does not give us a huge window to enjoy all the nature’s bounty, so I am taking it all in while it lasts. There are so many watermelons in the stores and farmer’s markets right now that it is hard to overlook them. I do not know the tricks to picking a good watermelon that people swear by, but I’ve not really had any bad luck with picking one. So pick a decent watermelon (the sweeter the better) and go on to make this simple and refreshing salad.Jump to Recipe
Each component of this salad plays an important act in the final drama of this salad, so contrary to what I normally suggest, please try to follow this recipe as is. Consider this statement as a disclaimer…ha ha. This salad comes from the memory of my taste-buds. I once had something similar at a conference reception – you know the kind that you pay a ridiculous amount to buy a ticket for and they bring teeny tiny food on sticks. Yup. That kind. Another inspiration for this salad came from a friend who shared a picture of a middle eastern watermelon salad that a student brought to her world cultures class. I combined the salad of my memory with the information that my friend shared with her picture and created this salad. This salad is fresh and light with a combination of sweet and savory notes.
Recipe Run Down
Cubed watermelon gets mixed with thinly sliced red onion, feta cheese and fresh mint leaves. A sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt and a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil take it to the next level. I would not let the salad sit for too long after being mixed since the mint kind of looses it’s freshness and feta losses it’s texture. So here it goes:
Easy Watermelon Salad
This watermelon salad is a celebration of summer. Light, fresh, minty, sweet and savory.
- 4 lb seedless watermelon, about 6 cups cut into bite size cubes
- 1/3 cup thinky sliced red onions
- 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbles
- 8-10 mint leaves thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (kaala namak)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 cup blueberries Optional
In a large mixing bowl, combine watermelon, mint, and red onions.
Sprinkle the watermelon salad with the pink salt, top with the feta cheese, and drizzle the olive oil.
Give a gentle mix and taste check. Transfer to a serving platter and scatter blueberries on top (if using). Enjoy!
This is as simple as it gets but the flavor combination is fantastic. If you give it a try please let me know. I love hearing from you.
Love – Vaishali.
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Adrienne BrunerJuly 13, 2018 at 11:05 pm
This is the perfect summer treat! Watermelon and mint is so good together!
Lesley (makemeupblogs)July 14, 2018 at 12:10 am
Watermelons are my favourite fruit and this watermelon salad sounds delicious!
TheHappyFoodKitchenJuly 14, 2018 at 1:32 am
This looks amazing! I can’t stop enough of watermelon this year as they all seem to be delicious. Nothing better than making them part of more meals!
AmandaJuly 14, 2018 at 3:22 pm
Mmm! This looks delicious. I am going to bookmark this for later. It looks like something right up my alley.
Tracy FosterFebruary 1, 2019 at 1:51 pm
This looks delicious, I sure am ready for summer now!
VaishaliFebruary 1, 2019 at 1:55 pm
Yup, can’t wait…this winter has already been too bad..
Cyndi BuchananFebruary 1, 2019 at 3:26 pm
Yum! I might have to make this for our potluck tomorrow minus the onions. My yogi friends are sattvic so onions are a no go for them.
VaishaliFebruary 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm
That’s so interesting Cyndi. Many members of my family back in India are also Saatvik..<3
The Travel BunnyFebruary 1, 2019 at 3:58 pm
This looks mouthwatering. Too bad I can’t find any watermelons in the middle of Winter where I live 🙁
VaishaliFebruary 1, 2019 at 4:43 pm
Me neither. Dreaming of summer..:P
AdharshFebruary 2, 2019 at 1:36 am
Great fan of watermelon. They are great to use in summers. Only tried their juice. I will share this recipe to my mom. Thanks for sharing.
SamarFebruary 2, 2019 at 7:32 am
I will be waiting for the summer season, for this dish…. looks awesome…
JK DarlingFebruary 2, 2019 at 7:36 am
What a combo and a perfect treat to beat the heat. 😊
shelbyFebruary 2, 2019 at 9:03 am
Have you ever made a watermelon salsa?? It’s so good! I love watermelon recipes, thanks for sharing!
VaishaliFebruary 2, 2019 at 1:19 pm
Hi Shelby! Yes, I have a watermelon salsa recipe too on the blog. You are right so good!! Thanks!
Keshia RichmondFebruary 2, 2019 at 11:44 am
This watermelon salad looks very tasty. The blueberry really adds to it.
Alexandra PiloFebruary 2, 2019 at 8:02 pm
This looks amazing! I have everything except the onions so I have pinned it to make it later. I think my kids will like it too!
wajihaFebruary 3, 2019 at 12:50 am
omg this looks so fresh! Haven’t tried a watermelon salad yet! 🙂 totally adding this to my list of to-try-list! Awesome recipe!
App Review ProFebruary 4, 2019 at 2:23 am
That’s awesome and the pics are really great. Blog with pics make sense for me and I love reading your blog.
aisasamiFebruary 4, 2019 at 7:34 am
This would be perfect for the summer! I will try this summer!
Romualdo II AtibulaFebruary 4, 2019 at 8:34 am
I love watermelon! Adding this on my recipe bookmark.
SheqoFebruary 4, 2019 at 8:41 am
I like to try new salads. This recipe is new to me but can’t wait to make it! Thanks for sharing ❤
Luna SFebruary 4, 2019 at 9:03 am
Interesting combo, I am not sure how I’d feel about onions mixed with watermelon.
VaishaliFebruary 4, 2019 at 10:23 am
Trust me – give it a try..:)
The Sunny SideFebruary 4, 2019 at 12:04 pm
This looks perfect! (Minus the blueberries!) Has me dreaming of summer!
thequeenmommaFebruary 6, 2019 at 12:35 pm
I love watermelon and my kids too! This looks so drooling, we’ll sure try this over the weekends!
PetraJune 27, 2022 at 9:49 am
This looks amazing!
VaishaliJune 29, 2022 at 9:29 am
Jenna from Heavenly SpicedJune 27, 2022 at 12:32 pm
I love watermelon and this sweet and salty watermelon salad sounds amazing! Right up my alley! Thank you for sharing. 😊
ArnettaJune 27, 2022 at 1:51 pm
This looks soo good watermelons are my favorite definitely gonna have to try thank you
VaishaliJune 29, 2022 at 9:30 am
Thanks, Arnetta. Such a gift of summer!
-Nelis (Mixed Things Mom)June 27, 2022 at 4:13 pm
VaishaliJune 29, 2022 at 9:31 am