Here are several ways to enjoy a Greek watermelon and feta salad this summer. Enjoy!
Start with gorgeous cubes of watermelon.
Chris Tavano from Tundra Restaurant Supply shows 2 ways to safely cube a watermelon. (Always wash the watermelon first under cool, running water and pat dry.)
Basic Watermelon Salad Recipe
This basic watermelon salad recipe is courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board, the pros who know watermelons.
Choosing a watermelon
Look for a watermelon symmetrical in shape that has that yellowish-white spot indicating that it laid on the ground in the field when it was growing.
Knock on it, and if you hear that hollow sound, it’s ripe. If it’s shiny, it’s not ripe. It should be dark in color.
Try to find one without bumps. They indicate that the melon didn’t receive the proper mixture of sunshine & water when it was growing.
Choose the heaviest watermelon. This means it is very juicy!
A seedless watermelon saves you from spending time digging out all the seeds & messing up those beautiful cubes.
Choosing the feta
If you prefer firm cubes of feta, toss the salad first and then add the cheese last to keep it from getting soggy.
But if you prefer the feta to be more a part of the dressing, use crumbled feta.
Greek Watermelon and Feta Salad
- 3 cups watermelon cubes
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 4 ounces feta
- fresh mint leaves
- Place watermelon and onion in large bowl. Add balsamic vinegar and toss to combine.
- Add pistachios, feta and mint, reserving small amount of mint to sprinkle on top. Toss.
- Serve on large platter and sprinkle with remaining mint.
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More ideas for your Greek watermelon and feta salad.
Add sliced black or Kalamata olives. The salty feta and sweet watermelon blend beautifully with the olives.
Or, add 1/4 cup pistachios and 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced. This adds a unique flavor and a nice crunch.
You can make it more of a traditional salad by adding greens like this one with arugula and basil, and halved cherry or grape tomatoes. Walnuts and seeds add nutrients, flavor and texture.
Make your Greek Watermelon and Feta Salad a party!
See our Summer Watermelon Fiesta ideas. Includes instructions to carve the cactus watermelon bowl.