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Cool Refreshing Watermelon Mint Feta Salad recipe served in a watermelon bowl.  Serve chilled on a hot day for a summer picnic, beach or pool party!

We make it without the feta and it is so refreshing out by the pool on a hot summer day. Serve it nice and chilled right from the fridge…

5 from 7 votes

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Refreshing Watermelon-Mint Feta Mint Salad

Prep Time

15 mins

Total Time

15 mins


Cool Refreshing Watermelon Mint Feta Salad served in a watermelon as the salad bowl. Serve chilled on a hot day for a summer picnic, beach or pool party!

Course: Salads & Dressing

Cuisine: American

Keyword: fruity salad, summer salad, watermelon salad

Servings: 8

Calories: 167 kcal

Author: Lisa Torres


  • 1 small watermelon washed
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves minced (plus extra for garnish)
  • 2 oranges zest and juice
  • 2 limes zest and juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese optional (8 oz for a larger watermelon)

- Metric


  1. Wash skin of watermelon in cool water and a splash of vinegar.

  2. Slice a small portion off the bottom of the watermelon so it sits flat on the counter.

  3. Cut the top off, about 2 " down to form your salad bowl.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil, orange zest and juice, lime zest and juice, mix in mint, and feta cheese.

  5. Using a small melon baller, scoop out all the watermelon, into a the medium bowl, leaving just the watermelon rind.  Pour any remaining watermelon juice into bowl. Toss to combine all ingredients well.

  6. Place the watermelon salad back into the carved out watermelon, and garnish with mint sprigs.

  7. Keep covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator until ready to serve.

  8. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Refreshing Watermelon-Mint Feta Mint Salad

Amount Per Serving

Calories 167 Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10g 15%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 12mg 4%

Sodium 161mg 7%

Potassium 287mg 8%

Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%

Dietary Fiber 2g 8%

Sugars 13g

Protein 3g 6%

Vitamin A 24.9%

Vitamin C 44.1%

Calcium 11.3%

Iron 5.1%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie salad diet.

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