Watermelon Salad is the perfect salad; crisp juicy watermelon, buttery avocado, and fresh mint are tossed with a simple dressing and topped with feta cheese.
This makes the perfect potluck dish as it’s both fresh and simple!
This simple salad has few ingredients and is easy to make!
Chop a fresh seedless watermelon into bite-sized pieces and simply toss it with the dressing and mint (if you don’t have mint, you can make this salad with basil or even cilantro).
This watermelon salad recipe has great flavors on its own so the dressing is light and simple. A touch of olive oil, a small splash of cider vinegar and a bit of lime juice is all it needs.
Optional but delicious, avocado adds a buttery texture to this fresh salad! Making watermelon salad with cucumbers, sliced tomatoes or other types of melon is also great!
How to Make Watermelon Salad
- Chop watermelon and avocado if using.
- Prepare dressing and toss with watermelon.
- Add mint and feta.
How to Pick a Good Watermelon
Sadly one time or another, we’ve all cut into a watermelon that was mealy or just plain ol’ not great.
Here are a few of my favorite tips for choosing the perfect watermelon for all of your summer recipes.
Watermelon should be heavy for its size, if not, it could be lacking water/moisture.
- Yellow Spot
There should be a creamy yellow spot where the watermelon ripened on ground. (The creamy yellow color = ripe).
The fruit itself should have a nice uniform shape indicating even consistent growing conditions.
Watermelon should also have an almost hollow sound when you tap or knock on it.
We often serve this easy Watermelon Salad with grilled chicken or at potlucks as a nice fresh side. Most of the time we eat it exactly as written although my husband does love to top this watermelon salad with balsamic vinegar (just a drizzle) and basil!
More Summer Salad Recipes
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Grilled Corn Salad
- Pistachio Strawberry Salad
- Chickpea Salad
- Ramen Noodle Salad
Easy Watermelon Salad
- 2 avocados ripe, optional
- ½ lime
- 6 cups watermelon diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- ¼ cup fresh mint chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
- Dice avocados if using and place in a large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over avocado and stir.
- Add watermelon, olive oil, cider vinegar, mint, salt & pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
- Top with feta cheese and serve.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)