Watermelon Feta Salad

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My Watermelon Feta Salad will be your new favorite ☀️ summertime dish. Have you ever had hot honey on 🍉 watermelon? If you love hot honey, this is the recipe for you! This salad is absolutely outstanding: incredibly refreshing 💦, with the hot honey adding just the tiniest bit of spice to keep things interesting. The combo of watermelon and feta cheese is a classic in Bulgaria. Here, the feta contributes creaminess and 🧂 saltiness that complements the watermelon in the best sweet-and-salty way.

Why You’ll Love Watermelon Feta Salad

There are no exact measurements in this Watermelon Feta Salad: use the quantities that suit your level of hunger, your preferences, and how many people you are serving. If your family doesn’t like spice, use regular 🍯 honey or agave instead of hot honey. I suggest making more than you think you might need because once people start munching on this, they won’t be able to stop! It’s so light and refreshing, and the sweet 🍉 watermelon/salty feta combo is perfection. Plus, this recipe only takes 10 minutes from start to finish and is the perfect side dish for any barbecue or picnic 🧺.

How to Prepare Watermelon Feta Salad

🔪 Using a sharp knife, cut the watermelon in half, place it fruit side down and cut it into wedges. Then, remove the rind and cut the watermelon into bite-size cubes.

🍉 Place the watermelon in a large bowl with the feta cheese.

🍯 Add a squeeze of lime juice and a drizzle of hot honey and then gently toss everything together.

🌿 Finally, garnish the salad with fresh mint and drizzle on a touch more hot honey. Enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🍉

To make life easier, you can buy pre-cut watermelon and chop it into smaller cubes. 

Watermelon Feta Salad
Watermelon Feta Salad

Variations and Substitutions for Watermelon Feta Salad

  1. The hot honey 🍯 is completely optional in this recipe. If you want more sweetness, just use regular honey instead, or if you’re vegan you can use agave.
  2. If you don’t have hot honey but want a bit of spice, drizzle the salad with a bit of 🌶️ chili oil or add a few hot pepper flakes instead.
  3. Experiement by using cubed canteloupe 🍈 or honeydew melon instead of watermelon. Let me know how it turns out!

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Common Questions

What type of hot honey do you like?

I love Mike’s Hot Honey or you can make my Homemade Hot Honey too!

What kind of feta cheese do you prefer?

Please use good quality feta which comes in block form behind the counter of your grocery stores as it makes all the difference. 

Can i switch the dressing in this watermelon feta salad?

Yes you can certainly add in whatever flavorings or dressings you like. I kept it really simple here with bright lime juice, but you could also use lemon juice or a drizzle of olive oil instead.

Can i make this Recipe vegan?

Yes, you can absolutely swap in agave instead of the hot honey. If you want to still add a bit of spice, you can drizzle with a chili oil or add a few hot pepper flakes.

What can i use instead of watermelon?

Definitely, you can try cantaloupe or honeydew which would be delicious.

Watermelon Feta Salad

This Watermelon Feta Salad is so refreshing and light. Each bite contains creaminess from the feta, a little kick from the hot honey, sweetness from the watermelon, and zestiness from the lime juice.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 5 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 50 grams feta cheese, cubed or crumbled, measured with your heart
  • lime juice, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon hot honey , or regular honey or agave, measured with your heart
  • fresh mint , or lemon thyme

Instructions 

  • Cut the watermelon in half, place it fruit side down and cut it into wedges. Remove the rind and cut the watermelon into bite-size cubes.
  • Place the watermelon in a large bowl with the feta, a squeeze of lime juice, and a drizzle of hot honey.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and drizzle on a touch more hot honey. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 289mg, Potassium: 447mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 2268IU, Vitamin C: 31mg, Calcium: 150mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So simple and delicious!! Just had for part of my lunch today and it was so good. Will make more soon!