Delicious Watermelon and Feta Salad with Olives: A Refreshing Summer Delight

Watermelon salad with cucumbers and olives
Beat the summer heat with this refreshing Watermelon and Feta Salad. Juicy cubes of watermelon, tangy crumbled feta cheese, and a medley of fresh herbs come together to create a delightful combination of flavors and textures. This vibrant salad is perfect for picnics, barbecues, or as a light and healthy side dish. Get ready to enjoy a burst of sweetness and saltiness in every bite!
Watermelon salad with cucumbers and olives

Refreshing Watermelon and Feta Salad

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced or thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mixed greens (such as arugula, spinach, or lettuce), torn
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup pitted olives, such as Kalamata or black olives
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, thinly sliced red onion, diced or thinly sliced cucumber, mixed greens, torn mint leaves, torn basil leaves, and pitted olives.
  2. Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad.
  3. Gently toss the ingredients until well combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve chilled and enjoy!


By adding olives, you introduce a savory element that pairs well with the watermelon and cheese. This brings a delightful burst of tanginess and enhances the overall flavor profile of the salad. Additionally, substituting haloumi for feta offers a different taste and texture experience, especially when grilled or pan-fried. The haloumi develops a crispy outer layer while maintaining a soft and creamy center, adding an extra dimension to the salad.

By incorporating cucumbers and additional greens like arugula, spinach, or lettuce, you introduce more crunch, freshness, and variety to the Watermelon and Feta Salad. These ingredients contribute to the vibrant and well-rounded nature of the dish. The combination of watermelon, feta cheese, cucumber, mixed greens, and other ingredients creates a delightful medley of flavors, textures, and colors. It can be enjoyed as a light meal on its own or as a refreshing side dish accompanying various main courses.

With the addition of olives and the option to substitute haloumi, as well as the inclusion of cucumbers and other greens, this Watermelon and Feta Salad becomes a versatile and satisfying dish that is sure to please your taste buds.

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