Watermelon and Feta Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

Watermelon and feta—a classic sweet and salty flavor combination your taste buds will crave all summer long! It’s time for a picnic.

If you’ve never tried a fruit and salt paring, you must! It may sound weird to some of you, but salt actually enhances the sweetness of the fruit.

It’s not a new concept either. In Italy they pair sweet melon, such as cantaloupe, with thin slices of prosciutto (salty ham). In Mexico, it’s common to season fruit with lime, chile and salt.

Feta cheese is quite salty, so it works great. I also love the creamy texture it adds. If you’ve not yet tried watermelon and feta, I encourage you to give it a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Watermelon and Feta Photo

Normally when I’m at home eating this by myself, I’ll just grab a bowl of watermelon, sprinkle on some feta cheese and chow down.

But when I want something a little fancier, like a dish to pass at a cookout, I’ll dress it up. A little lemon and mint enhance the sweet and salty combo beautifully.

Watermelon and Feta Picture

I once toured a factory that made hand-crafted popsicles. As the chef explained how to make the best strawberry ice pops, he said to always, always add some citrus to the fruit since it has a magical way of making a strawberry taste more like a strawberry.

Watermelon and Feta Image

He said this applies to all fruit, and the concept has stuck with me ever since. So, a little lemon goes a long way. The main flavors should still be watermelon and feta.

Watermelon and Feta Pic

Like I mentioned before, this makes a great dish to pass at a barbeque and it’s versatile. Serve it as a side dish alongside the other salads (like creamy Spaghetti Salad with Italian Dressing or this Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad).

File 1 Watermelon and Feta

Or it can also be served as a dessert. I never pass up the opportunity for dessert, especially if no-bake Oreo Cake is being served, but during the heat of summer I like to end the day with something light, refreshing and sweet. 

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Watermelon and Feta Recipe

  6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Seedless Watermelon, with rind, about 2 pounds without
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Mint, chopped
  • juice from half a Lemon
  • 2 ounces Feta Cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Remove the rind from the watermelon and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Place in a large bowl and add the mint and lemon juice. Toss to distribute and taste if additional lemon juice is needed.
  3. Sprinkle the feta on top of the salad and serve.

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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 16
Calories 97

% Daily Value*
3%
Total Fat 2g
7%
  Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Sodium 105mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 16g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 8g
3%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!