Perfect for picnics and BBQs, this feta and watermelon salad is a refreshing summer-staple side dish. Get the recipe now!
It feels funny to even call this a recipe as it’s super simple and really a base recipe to add various seasonings, fresh herbs, or jalapeno peppers.
Yet, as I make it a few times every summer, it felt wrong not having it on the blog.
If making it for 2-4 people, I recommend using a personal-sized watermelon, also called an icebox watermelon.
However, this recipe can easily be scaled up to feed a crowd. Again, there are no exact measurements here, so taste and adjust to personal preference.
When buying watermelons, the first thing to do is check the outside for any signs of dents or cuts.
If all looks good, roll it around to the bottom. It should be slightly flat from being laid on its side. Give this flat side a thump with your hand; it should sound hollow.
Finally, pick up the melon. It should feel heavy for its size.
I almost always have a container of feta in the fridge; however, for a more Mexican-inspired flavor, soft cotija cheese would be even better!
If going for a sweeter, less punchy flavor, you could also use goat cheese instead and add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar (preferably a balsamic vinegar reduction).
What add-ins will you add to make this salad your own? Share in the comments below or on Pinterest. And speaking of, don’t forget to pin this recipe for later!
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