Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta is a refreshing and vibrant dish that combines the sweetness of juicy watermelon with the crispness of cucumber and the savory tang of feta cheese. The salad typically features bite-sized cubes of fresh watermelon, cucumber slices, and crumbled feta, creating a delightful medley of textures and flavors.
This summer salad is often drizzled with a light vinaigrette made from ingredients such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of honey or mint, enhancing the overall taste with a hint of acidity and sweetness. The combination of sweet, salty, and tangy elements makes Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta a perfect balance of refreshing and satisfying.
This colorful and flavorful salad is not only visually appealing but also a delicious way to enjoy the natural sweetness of watermelon paired with the crispness of cucumber and the savory creaminess of feta, making it a popular choice for warm weather gatherings and picnics.
To be honest, this is the most refreshing salad. Perfect for a hot summer day. This lovely salad pairs sweet, juicy watermelon with cucumber, feta cheese, fresh basil, and lemon zest. Delicious!
How can you tell if a watermelon is ripe?
To make sure you get ruby-red, sweet flesh every single time, here are a couple of tips for picking your melon:
1.) Check the lighter spot where the watermelon rested in the field. It’s called a field spot. If the field spot is white, it’s unripe: if the spot is yellow, it’s ripe.
2.) The melon should feel heavy, which means there is a lot of juice inside.
Suggested wine pairing: Rosé!
This refreshing salad is wonderful with a dry, full-bodied Rosé. It really compliments the salad well.
What should you serve this watermelon salad with?
Fire up the BBQ – this tasty watermelon salad goes with just about anything that usually hits your outdoor table! Perfect with meats, fish, other salads, and more.
Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta
- 8 cups cubed ripe seedless watermelon
- 1 cup sliced mini or English cucumbers
- 2 oz Feta cheese crumbles
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- 4 Fresh basil leaves chopped
- Sea salt to garnish
- Chop the watermelon into cubes. Slice the cucumbers (if using an English cucumber, slice it into half moons). Chop the basil. Zest the lemon.
- Arrange the watermelon and cucumbers on a platter in an attractive way.
- Sprinkle with feta crumbles, lemon zest, and sea salt. Taste and adjust flavors as desired. (If you’d like, you can add freshly ground black pepper or a drizzle of olive oil.) Serve immediately.