Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta

This Watermelon Basil Salad is the epitome of summer. Sweet, juicy watermelon and savory feta with sweet basil. It’s the perfect combination, made in summertime heaven!

Watermelon Basil Salad with feta in a blue ceramic bowl.

How To Make It:

There are three stars to this show- watermelon, fresh sweet basil and feta cheese. Next up is a simple dressing that brings all of the flavors together. Once combined, I recommend chilling the salad and serving it cold. Alternatively, if your watermelon has already been chilled before you cut it, feel free to serve immediately!

Watermelon

The key to making a nice watermelon salad is to cut the the watermelon in cubes/chunks no larger than 1″. As you see in my pictures, I prefer to cut it about 1/2″. If the pieces are too large, it’s not only more difficult to serve up, but also harder to store. The smaller pieces allow it to nicely fit on a plate.

Fresh Sweet Basil

Thoroughly rinse and finely chop the fresh sweet basil. Basil can sometimes be on the bitter side, as a result, you want to make sure the pieces are small to not overpower the other flavors.

Feta Cheese

The small 5oz containers are perfect because you use the whole thing and don’t have to worry about what to do with leftovers.

Process photos showing the steps to make Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta.

Dressing

The dressing on the Watermelon Basil Salad is simple: olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Easy!

Process photos showing how to make Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta.
Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta in a blue ceramic bowl topped with a fresh sprig of sweet basil.
Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta

The perfect summertime addition to your plate!
Prep Time 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish, Snacks and Appetizers
Servings 8
Calories 146 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups fresh watermelon cut into ½" to 1" cubes
  • ½ cup fresh basil rinsed and finely chopped
  • 5 oz feta cheese crumbled
  • extra basil leaves for garnish

Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • After removing the rind from a seedless watermelon, cut into 1" to ½" pieces, until you have 6 cups.
  • Add the cut watermelon to a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the basil and feta to the bowl with the water melon gently stir to combine.
  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Pour the dressing over the watermelon salad and gently stir again to ensure it's even coated.
  • Chill and serve cold.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword easy, quick, summer, watermelon
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