Watermelon Feta Salad

Prep 15 mins
Total 15 mins

You won’t believe how easy this delicious Watermelon Feta Salad is to make. It uses just 4 simple ingredients and can be made in less than 20 minutes! Perfect for a healthy appetizer!

Also try my Watermelon Salsa for another fun watermelon appetizer.

Watermelon With Feta Salad Recipe

This Watermelon Feta Salad Has The Salty/Sweet Flavor I Love

Salted Watermelon. Nothing beats it. Growing up, I spent a few summers eating watermelon by the truckload since my family grew it. They sold most of it at the local grocery stores…but I am almost convinced I ate more than was sold. The only way I ate it was at the picnic table with a big slice in one hand and a salt shaker in the other. I had no idea until I moved to Florida that salting your watermelon was a southern thing. To me, it is second nature. The salt tends to change the flavor just a little and to give you that perfect salty/sweet flavor that I crave.

The Balsamic Glaze Makes This Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe Even More Delicious 

I recently bought 3 big seedless watermelons at the farmers market. And while I am a fool for watermelon, there is only so much one person can eat before it goes bad. In hindsight, maybe 3 big watermelons was a little much for one person…but I have always had that problem with my eyes being bigger than my stomach which is why Jorge gets embarrassed with me at buffets. So I decided to finally try out the Watermelon Feta Salad I have heard about. Oh I am in lust! A big thick slice of watermelon, topped with some delicious feta tossed with sliced shallots. And then a thick drizzle of Balsamic Glaze? Heaven. Simple 4 ingredient heaven.

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings

Watermelon Feta Salad

Easy Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

You won't believe how easy this delicious Watermelon Feta Salad is to make. It uses just 4 simple ingredients and can be made in less than 20 minutes! Perfect for a healthy appetizer!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 pounds seedless Watermelon, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 large shallots, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Balsamic Glaze, for drizzling


Ok, this is one of the easiest recipes ever. Ready?

Toss feta and sliced shallots together. Lay down a slice of watermelon. Top with the feta/shallot mixture. Add a little fresh ground pepper and a pinch of salt. Drizzle on some delicious thick balsamic glaze. EAT.


Recipe Note: I sliced my Watermelon into perfect rounds with a large biscuit cutter.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 7g

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29 Responses
  1. Chef Bradley Wegelin

    This is totally Pintrest material. I love this variation of the watermelon feta salad… Excellent!

  2. 50+ and on the Run

    I’ve made this as a full salad using arugula for the greens. Spectacular flavor combination of sweet and bitter and salty.

  3. The Undercover Cook

    When I think of watermelon I always think of long lazy casual days in the summer sun. Here you have lifted up the common (and totally delicious) watermelon and turned it into a sophisticated yet simple appetizer. Love it! can’t wait to give it a try.

  4. Marsha @ The Harried Cook

    Love this idea for a watermelon salad! The presentation is phenomenal… Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mrs. Jen B

    Oh mah gah. Are you serious??? And there I was, thinking all that watermelon in my fridge was going to go bad. Guess what I’m having for dinner?

  6. Kathryn

    I’ve had watermelon with halloumi before but not feta – this looks so good and I can’t wait to try it! (Plus I have that song stuck firmly in my head now…)

  7. Joanne

    I’ve heard of salting watermelon before and given my INTENSE love of salt, it’s kind of weird that I’ve never done it before…. Tonight is gonna be the night I think. Totally serious.

  8. Joan Nova

    Not fair…Lauren at Keep It Sweet said EXACTLY what I was going to say…so I’ll just add ‘ditto, good job’.

  9. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking

    I have never heard of salted watermelon and I’m very interested as to how the balsamic and watermelon go together. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Jen @ BeantownBaker.com

    I’m from the midwest and I salt my watermellon (and cantalope). I just had some watermelon and feta salad last night – love your presentation!

  11. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

    I would neverrr have thought of this combination of flavours but it sounds so interesting and im sure works wonderfully! I also have never tried salt on watermelon but i am such a melon fanatic I will definitely try that next time!

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