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!

Bowl of Watermelon Salad with feta cheese and mint

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

  1. Chop watermelon and avocado if using.
  2. Prepare dressing and toss with watermelon.
  3. Add mint and feta.

Watermelon Salad with mint and cheese

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.

  • Weight
    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).
  • Shape
    The fruit itself should have a nice uniform shape indicating even consistent growing conditions.
  • Sound
    Watermelon should also have an almost hollow sound when you tap or knock on it.

Watermelon Salad in a bowl with a spoon

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!

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Easy Watermelon Salad (with feta)

Watermelon Salad is the perfect salad for potlucks or a backyard BBQ! Crisp, refreshing, and full of summer flavors!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 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.


If you are not using avocado, the lime can be squeezed directly over the watermelon.
5 from 11 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 115 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. i LOVE watermelon in salad! it is the most underrated fruit for savoury salads ever! This watermelon salad looks so refreshing! it’s making me so excited for summer!

    1. You could leave it out, or maybe substitute cucumber or another vegetable of your choice. Enjoy, Frank!

  2. How an interesting salad! I eat fresh watermelon and make watermelon juice but never tried it with cheese! Can’t imagine how the taste will be and wow just findout you have the watermelon lemonade aslo. I have to try them all