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watermelon salad with feta, basil, and flaky sea salt in a large white bowl with brown serving spoon

Watermelon Feta Salad

Posted by: Ari Laing

The quintessential salad of summer! Watermelon feta salad with fresh basil, olive oil, and a generous sprinkle of flaky sea salt. With less than 5 minutes of prep time, this salad will be on repeat all summer long!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
watermelon salad with feta, basil, and flaky sea salt in a large white bowl with brown serving spoon
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5 from 3 votes

Watermelon Feta Salad

A quick and easy watermelon feta salad, with basil, flaky sea salt, and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This is the best side dish and will be on repeat all summer long!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer || Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free salad, summer salad, summer side dish, watermelon feta salad, watermelon salad, watermelone feta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Ari Laing


  • ½ medium watermelon (about ~5-6 cups) cut into ½" cubes
  • 2 oz feta crumbled, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp basil thinly sliced
  • ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, then gently toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. When ready to serve, garnish with a little extra feta cheese and flaky sea salt on top.
    ingredients for watermelon, feta, basil salad in a large bowl


  • Feta -  you can substitute goat cheese in place of feta
  • Basil - if you don't have or don't want to use basil, mint is wonderful in this salad
  • Balsamic - a drizzle of balsamic is another wonderful addition to this recipe
  • Make ahead - I do NOT recommend making this salad more than 1-2 hours in advance. The longer the watermelon sits with sea salt on it, the more water is drawn out. No one wants a soggy salad! Watermelon feta salad will keep for 5 days in a refrigerator, but is best eaten on the first day.
  • This salad is gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be dairy-free and vegan if cheese is completely omitted.


Sodium: 497mg | Calcium: 75mg | Vitamin C: 31mg | Vitamin A: 2229IU | Sugar: 24g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 420mg | Cholesterol: 8mg | Calories: 148kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 29g | Iron: 1mg
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