Here’s the Best Watermelon Feta Salad with Arugula & Mint [Video]

How we love this watermelon feta salad, let us count the ways. 1. It’s easy to put together with no cooking needed. 2. Our favorite sweet-salty combo. 3. The addition of peppery arugula gives it a nutrient bump. Watch the video now to learn how easy it is to make (plus we feature 2 more easy watermelon recipes!).

Image: watermelon feta salad with mint, arugula and feta cheese served in a white bowl on a colorful striped towel alongside a wooden spoon, halved lime, and small white bowel of feta via Organic Authrority
Credit: When prepping your watermelon feta salad, do you know how to select the best watermelon? Look for these three characteristics!

Did someone say watermelon feta salad? Yep. That was us. We took the ultimate summer fruit and turned it into your new easy, no-cook, favorite salad. The fact is, there are few things more synonymous with summer than the beloved watermelon. I am sure each of us can remember days at the beach or huddled around a campfire, watermelon slice in hand.

Luckily, this tasty treat is also extremely healthy, being a great source of vitamins C and A. Watermelon is also an exceptionally hydrating food, making it the ultimate snack for those hot summer days.

(Watch the video all the way through to get two extra recipes: One for the easiest 3-ingredient watermelon sorbet and another for a fresh watermelon margarita, a twist on a classic margarita.)

In the last few years, much like cauliflower, watermelon has undergone a tremendous glow-up in the recipe world. Where we used to resort to simply munching on slices, a whole world of watermelon recipes has unfolded. From salads to watermelon agua fresca, this fruit is taking center stage as the go-to snack and drink in the foodie nutrition world.

Add these other grilling-weather favorites to your table: Whole Grilled Chicken With Chipotle and this updated easy succotash recipe, and you’ve got yourself a spread!

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe With Mint & Arugula

How to Choose the Perfect Watermelon

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The key to any good dish is good ingredients. To pick out the best watermelon at your local store or farmer’s market you can look for a few things. As far as color, you actually want a dull color versus shiny, as shiny watermelons are not quite ripe. Additionally, you want nice bold stripes. The field spot indicates the area with a circular discoloration. You’ll want to pick a melon that has a creamy, yellow spot versus one with a white spot as this color has a direct correlation with ripeness. Watermelon also falls somewhere in the middle on pesticides rankings, so if it’s available it’s best to opt for organic.

We can’t get enough of watermelon this summer. Well, any summer, as evidenced by our not-insignificant library of unique watermelon recipes. Try our beloved chocolate-dipped watermelon pops—yes, really—or our vodka-infused watermelon

Watermelon Arugula and Feta Salad

It’s the surprisingly satisfying blend of bursting, juicy watermelon and tangy, fresh feta cheese that makes this salad work so well. Arugula and mint provide some necessary contrasting bite, and lime elevates the entire flavor profile of the dish. You’ll be hooked.

After you serve your salad, come back to let us know what you thought. Did your guests love it? Will you make it again? Tell us in the comments.

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15 min. Prep
0 Cook
15 min. Total
4 Servings

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Start by chopping the 5 cups of watermelon and placing into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the arugula and lime juice.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with feta and mint to garnish. 
  5. Serve! 

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