Awesome Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe -
Awesome Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Awesome Summer Watermelon Salad

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"This surprising blend of sweet, salty, and tangy is a hit at picnics and potlucks!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Mix the vinegar and Dijon mustard in a bowl. Stir the garlic, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Slowly stream the olive oil into the dressing while whisking vigorously. Place the dressing in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Combine the watermelon, feta cheese, and red onion in a large bowl; toss lightly to mix. Season with the coarsely ground black pepper. Pour about half the dressing over the salad; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate the salad at least 30 minutes. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salad just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 14, 2010

Such a tasty salad, I love this one! I halved this recipe because I was the only one eating it and I truly wish I didn't. That's ok, I have more ingredients to make more. I followed this as written and it is so very different, I never had a salad similar to this, even though I love feta. Letting this sit for 30 mins does wonders, the flavors blend beautifully. I can't wait to make this throughout the summer with fresh locally grown melons. It's perfect to me as written, and this would compliment so many grilled summer foods. I made sure I had watermelon, feta, and onion in every bite, this is great. The mustard also adds a wonderful touch to the dressing. I will make this salad often and can't wait to try it out on others! Thanks Evin for sharing this one, this is a keeper for sure :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 22, 2009

This was surprisingly good but the feta kind of overwhelmed the dish. I will try it again but cut the cheese down. I am glad I read the reviews because I used less of the dressing and it was fine. Really don't think I would of like it with all the dressing.

Jul 29, 2009

Used half the dressing and half the feta. I thought it was great! I used a very sweet watermelon, and I think this would work better with a less sweet one, so I'll save this to use again when I have a mediocre watermelon. Great combination of salty and sweet. I don't think this one would work for everybody, but it definitely works for me.

Jul 20, 2009

A very easy and refreshing salad! I have never tried a combo like this before but love all the ingredients in this recipe, so I thought why not? I followed the directions to a T. I only used about half of the dressing total. I loved the salad and so did my 8 yo son. I loved the fact that it did not make a huge amount. Leftovers probably would not keep well. The jury is still out with my hubby but he ate a nice size portion, so I think that is a good sign. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 20, 2009

An excellent summer time salad! I have made this several times and it's always a big hit. I add toasted pine nuts to mine.

Aug 03, 2009

I really enjoyed this! I only used about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the dressing that I made and am saving it to use elsewhere. Even my husband, who really does not like when I cook with feta cheese, had to admit that he liked it. Teenage daughter not so fond of it but I'd say it's for more mature tastebuds. Also, found that it was ok as leftover too.

Jul 26, 2010

When I used cantaloupe I wanted to give it 5 stars! The watermelon just made it a little too soupy, but I do love the mix of flavors.

Mar 01, 2010

This is surprisingly tasty. I think other melon types would work as well


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  • Calories
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 32.5 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 506 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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