Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon and Feta Salad is a refreshing and flavorful summer dish that combines juicy watermelon, tangy feta cheese, and a sprinkle of Za’atar seasoning. This vibrant salad is perfect for hot days and is easy to prepare, making it a great addition to any meal. Its unique blend of sweet, salty, and savory flavors will delight your taste buds and impress your guests.

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About Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon and feta salad is a classic Mediterranean dish that highlights the region’s love for fresh, seasonal ingredients. Watermelon, originally from Africa, has been cultivated for thousands of years and is now enjoyed worldwide. Feta cheese, a staple in Greek cuisine, has been made from sheep and goat milk for centuries.

In Mediterranean cultures, this salad symbolizes the perfect blend of contrasting flavors and textures, showcasing the region’s culinary philosophy of simplicity and freshness. The combination of watermelon and feta is often enjoyed during the hot summer months, providing a refreshing and hydrating option for outdoor gatherings and family meals.

With the rise of global cuisine, watermelon and feta salad has gained popularity beyond the Mediterranean, becoming a favorite in many parts of the world. Its ease of preparation and delightful taste make it a go-to dish for those looking to enjoy a healthy and flavorful salad.

Why You’ll Love This Watermelon Feta Salad

  • Refreshing: The juicy watermelon is perfect for cooling down on hot days.
  • Flavorful: The combination of sweet watermelon and salty feta creates a unique taste experience.
  • Simple to Make: Easy to prepare with minimal ingredients and effort.
  • Healthy: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and hydration.
  • Versatile: Great as a side dish, appetizer, or light main course.

What Is In Our Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe?

This delightful salad features a mix of fresh ingredients and bold flavors:

  • Watermelon: Juicy, sweet, and hydrating, providing the perfect base for the salad.
  • Feta Cheese: Adds a tangy and salty contrast to the sweet watermelon.
  • Za’atar Seasoning: A blend of herbs, sesame seeds, and sumac, enhancing the salad with its earthy and citrusy notes.
  • Fresh Mint: Adds a refreshing and aromatic element.
  • Lime Juice: Provides a tangy brightness that complements the sweetness of the watermelon and the saltiness of the feta.

Key Ingredients

These are the essentials to make a Watermelon and Feta Salad:

  • Watermelon: The star of the salad, providing sweetness and hydration.
  • Feta Cheese: A tangy and salty cheese made from sheep or goat milk, crumbled over the salad.
  • Fresh Mint: Adds a burst of freshness and color.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a zesty tang that ties the flavors together.
  • Salt: optional, enhances the flavor of the watermelon.

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Add all the ingredients to a large salad bowl.
Adding ingredients one by one to a salad bowl for a watermelon feta salad

  1. Mix all ingredients gently to avoid breaking the Feta cheese.
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Watermelon Feta Salad in a large salad bowl mixed

  1. Serve and Enjoy 🙂
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Have It Your Way!

Here are some fun ways to customize this recipe:

  • Add Greens: Incorporate fresh arugula or baby spinach for an added layer of flavor and texture.
  • Nutty Crunch: Add toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds for a crunchy element.
  • Change the Cheese: Substitute with goat cheese for a slightly different tangy flavor.
  • Sweeten It Up: Drizzle a bit of honey over the salad for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Herbal Twist: Experiment with other herbs like basil or cilantro for a unique twist.

Nutritional Facts

  • Low in Calories: A light and healthy option.
  • Rich in Vitamins: High in vitamins A and C from the watermelon.
  • Calcium: Feta cheese provides a good source of calcium.
  • Hydrating: Watermelon is over 90% water, helping to keep you hydrated.
  • Antioxidants: Both watermelon and Za’atar are rich in antioxidants.

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Berry Berry Life
Watermelon and Feta Salad is a refreshing and flavorful summer dish that combines juicy watermelon, tangy feta cheese, and a sprinkle of za'atar seasoning. This vibrant salad is perfect for hot days and is easy to prepare, making it a great addition to any meal. Its unique blend of sweet, salty, and savory flavors will delight your taste buds and impress your guests.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Cups Watermelon cubed
  • 1 lb Feta cubed
  • ½ Cup Mint Leaves chiffonade
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Za’atar

za’atar seasonsing:

  • 4 Tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Marjoram
  • 2 Tbsp Sumac ground
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients for the salad in a large bowl
  • Serve and Enjoy 🙂

Notes

  • Storage: This salad is best enjoyed fresh. If storing, keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve as a side dish with grilled meats or as a light main course.
  • Watermelon Selection: Choose a ripe watermelon for the best flavor.
  • Cheese Crumbling: Crumble the feta cheese yourself rather than buying pre-crumbled for better texture and flavor.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 190kcal
Keyword Bean Salad, Cold Salad, Feta, Quick, Watermelon, Za’atar
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