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Greek watermelon feta salad

A white plate with a mediterainian salad with watermelon, olive, feta and onion.

This refreshing salad draws inspiration from the Mediterranean region, where the marriage of sweet and savoury delights the palate and reflects the area’s rich cultural tapestry. You can often find this combination of ingredients in Greek cuisine. It’s a testament to the timeless combination of watermelon and feta cheese, both staples in Greek culinary traditions. In some areas it’s a staple (ie. Greece) but it also has variants in places like Turkey and the Middle East, where watermelon is paired with salty cheese for a refreshing summer treat.

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Incorporating black olives and a hint of mint, this recipe takes on a vibrant character that is packed with flavour and very satisfying. It’s the perfect side dish for any Australian Christmas dinner party or any occasion that calls for a touch of Mediterranean flair.

This salad is perfect for hot summers. If you haven’t tried the combination of sweet watermelon with salty feta and olives, you really should. Whether you’re searching for a ‘Christmas side dish’, ‘summer salad ideas’, or ‘Mediterranean recipes’, this Watermelon, Olive, and Feta Salad with Mint is a versatile creation that spans cultures and continents, offering a taste of the Mediterranean wherever you are.”

black plate with a watermelon, olive onion and feta salad

Greek watermelon feta salad

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Refreshing Greek Watermelon Feta Salad: A perfect blend of juicy watermelon, tangy feta, and fresh mint. Ideal for summer feasts and healthy cravings!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 – 6
Method by hand

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup black olives pitted and halved
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese cubed or crumbled I like danish that’s the creamy one.
  • Fresh mint leaves or basil leaves
  • jalapeno sliced. optional
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large serving bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, black olives, and thinly sliced red onion.
  • Add the cubed or crumbled feta cheese to the bowl.
  • If you're using them, sprinkle the thinly sliced chilies over the salad for a bit of heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine, ensuring the watermelon and feta are well-coated but still retain their shape.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves (or basil if you prefer)
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together. Just make sure to give it a gentle stir before serving if it has been chilled.

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