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Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil

July 2, 2020

Sharing the most summery summertime salad: this Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil. Take 5 minutes to prep and is incredibly refreshing, delicious and a healthy salad to serve all summer long.

Sharing the most summery summertime salad: this Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil. Take 5 minutes to prep and is incredibly refreshing, delicious and a healthy salad to serve all summer long.

I have a feeling that when I say “summertime salad”, you say “watermelon feta, please!!”.

This combination is always a crowd pleaser and one of the best flavor combos to serve at your summertime BBQs or get togethers. It makes a few servings and can pair with any meats and veggies you are grilling up too.

Jordan is a huge fan of this combo and my friend Erica who we are staying with, is a major savory food craver. Now you guys know I am all about the sweet desserts and crave sweet over savory 99% of the time. But I also love making recipes that you guys and others are craving and request me to make. Just like this watermelon salad.

This Watermelon, Feta, Cucumber + Basil Salad is the ultimate dish to serve at your BBQs and is gluten-free, vegetarian and so simple to make.

Now when it comes to the watermelon – you can either cheat and buy watermelon already sliced to save time. Or you can buy a whole one and recruit Jordan to cut it up like I do. He loves slicing fruits like this for some reason. Probably because it is one of those times he can make a mess in the kitchen and I can’t say anything since I don’t like slicing watermelon – HA!

How to know if a watermelon is ripe and ready to eat:

  • First things first – you can’t sniff a watermelon like other fruits
  • Look for a ground spot of sorts. When the watermelon is ripe, you’ll see a white or yellow-ish patch on its side.
  • Jordan also usually just picks the heaviest one (he thinks he gets the most melon then!)
  • Make sure the watermelon is soft/smooth. No cuts and mushy or soft spots.
  • Tap the watermelon a bit. One that is ripe will have a hallow sound from all of the juice and it is at peak ripeness!

What ingredients you need to make this summery salad:

  • Watermelon
  • Feta cheese – you can also use a non-dairy/vegan cheese if needed!
  • Cucumber
  • Lime
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh basil

Sharing the most summery summertime salad: this Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil. Take 5 minutes to prep and is incredibly refreshing, delicious and a healthy salad to serve all summer long.Sharing the most summery summertime salad: this Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil. Take 5 minutes to prep and is incredibly refreshing, delicious and a healthy salad to serve all summer long.

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Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil

Sharing the most summery summertime salad: this Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil. Take 5 minutes to prep and is incredibly refreshing, delicious and a healthy salad to serve all summer long.

Sharing the most summery summertime salad: this Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber + Basil. Take 5 minutes to prep and is incredibly refreshing, delicious and a healthy salad to serve all summer long.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 large salad (4-5 people) 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into cubes (about 1 medium-sized watermelon)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (or sub a vegan cheese if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 lime
  • Sea salt + black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the watermelon, cucumber, feta, basil, oil, juice from the lime and salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Serve while cool and if making in advance, store in the fridge until serving!

Notes

*Store leftovers in airtight container for 5 days

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