This Watermelon Feta Salad is my go-to summer side dish. It is full of bright, fresh flavors that complement any backyard BBQ menu!
Watermelon Feta Salad
Watermelon and feta, in my opinion, are a match made in heaven! The sweetness of the watermelon mixed with the salty, tangy flavor of the feta just WORKS. So, naturally I am obsessed with this salad. It is everything I want in a summer salad – bright, crunchy, and fresh. I love to serve this with chicken or steak on the grill – especially this Grilled Balsamic Chicken. Sometimes I even drizzle some balsamic glaze over the salad too.
Not a Feta Fan?
To answer the question before it inevitably gets asked, yes you can leave out the feta. I think you will totally be missing out! However, if you want to leave it out that’s fine. It won’t change the recipe at all except I’d probably leave out the salt as well since it will be a sweeter salad without the cheese.
- Add the watermelon, blueberries, cucumber, and feta to a large bowl. Stir to distribute the ingredients evenly.
- Add the mint, basil, lime juice, lime zest (optional), and salt (optional). I like to cut my herbs by putting the leaves all in one stack and then rolling them up and slicing them like you would slice cinnamon rolls. This creates really pretty ribbon shapes for the salad.
- Stir everything together really well and chill until ready to serve. Give it a quick stir before serving.
Other BBQ Side Dishes to Make this Summer
Heading to a BBQ this summer? Try some of our favorite side dishes!
- Grape Salad with Crunchy Coconut Topping
- Blueberry Jell-o Salad
- Easy Fruit Salad
- Watergate Salad
- Waldorf Salad
- Italian Pasta Salad
- Southwest Pasta Salad
- Creamy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
How to Make Watermelon Feta Salad
- In a large bowl, combine watermelon, blueberries, cucumbers, and feta cheese.
- Add mint, basil, and the juice from both limes. (Optional: add the zest from the limes as well.) Sprinkle with salt if desired.
- Stir until all ingredients are coated in lime juice. Chill until ready to serve.