Who would think that watermelon and feta taste so amazing together! It's surprising how great this combinating is. You have a ripe sweet watermelon, with some flavorful salty cheese and top that with just the right amount of black perpper and you have a melody of flavors.
The biggest bonus is this is such an easy salad to make. It has only three ingredients. It's such a refreshing combination of flavors. It's easy and inexpensive to make a big bowl of this salad.
Obviously, it's the fresh watermelon that makes this recipe. When you bring that in season watermelon home, this is the recipe you need to make! For those of you who enjoy summer fresh produce in their salads, you will also enjoy this orzo caprese salad! I promise.
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Why you'll love this salad
- Watermelon is the main ingredient
- There are only three ingredients
- This is easy to put together
- Even though I've been making this for years, no one else brings this!
- It's delicious with the unexpected flavor combinations. Sweet, salty and spicy go together great in this recipe!
Cut up watermelon into 1 inch chunks.
Mix watermelon, feta, and ground pepper.
Yup. That's it! I used a ratio of about 4 cups of cubed watermelon to ½ cup of feta to that. Pepper is to taste. I like fresh ground pepper. So I did mix some in and then added a touch of ground pepper on top because it looks nice.
Serve this in a mason jar. I was making this recipe back when everything on Pinterest was served in a mason jar. Its been years and I still love this summer salad!
I wish I could make it more complicated, but it's a simple, simple recipe. One of those 'back pocket' recipes. You know, like when you invite people to grill out last minute. Or, you are going to someone's house and you want to bring a salad that's summery and a little different.
The melon and the feta are that sweet and salty combination that I love (think salted chocolate - yum). And the fresh ground pepper adds just the perfect amount of kick. It takes a bowl of watermelon from boring to a different and interesting flavor combination.
With the fresh cut watermelon, this will only last a couple of days in the fridge. Make sure it's well covered.
I love this salad the way it is. But, if you want some green, add some mint leaves. I know that some people love that addition.
Other Seasonally Fresh Recipes
With fresh seasonal produce, I believe the simpler the better!
Watermelon feta salad
- 4 cups watermelon Chunks are cut into ¾ inch squares
- ½ cup Feta crumbles
- Ground Pepper to taste
- Mix watermelon, feta, and ground pepper.
Love simple recipes? This is my favorite salad recipe when tomatoes are in season!