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Watermelon Salad {Light & Refreshing!} – WellPlated.com

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Watermelon Salad {Light & Refreshing!} – WellPlated.com


Few dishes are more refreshing than this Watermelon Salad tossed with feta, tender mint, creamy avocado, edamame and simple lime dressing. 

Watermelon Salad with feta, avocado, mint, edamame, and lime dressing in a large serving bowl on marble counters

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I’ve sipped Watermelon Smoothies and I’ve eaten more slabs of cut watermelon than I can count.

However, I didn’t taste my first watermelon feta salad until a few years ago on the Fourth of July. I’m so glad I did because it was love at first bite!

I love a good watermelon salad for a few reasons:

  • They’re light and healthy, while still being satisfying.
  • With a few simple chops and a quick toss, watermelon salads are quick and easy to make.
  • Thanks to their vibrant colors and fresh flavors, watermelon salads look and taste just like summer.

A watermelon salad with feta in a white serving bowl

5 Star Review

“I just made this for lunch and 3 of us gobbled up the whole thing! Great flavors!”

— Martha —

How to Make Watermelon Salad

If you’ve never tried a salad featuring watermelon before, you’re in for a real treat. 

This particular watermelon feta salad is the perfect hybrid between a summery Fruit Salad and a classic dinner salad made with fresh greens (like this Arugula Salad). 


The Ingredients

  • Watermelon. Succulent and sweet, watermelon is an unconventional salad base that hydrating, low on calories, and contains ample amounts of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
  • Feta. Adds contrasting creaminess and saltiness to the sweet, juicy watermelon.

Dietary Note

Make this watermelon salad recipe vegan by swapping out the conventional feta cheese for your favorite vegan feta cheese.

  • Mint. Adds an added layer of refreshing summer flavor and color.

Market Swap

Feel free to swap in other fresh, seasonal herbs of your choice. While mint is my personal favorite, fresh basil also would be lovely in this salad.

  • Lime. Gives this watermelon salad some zip and life.
  • Red Onion. Lends the salad a nice edge that I would have missed without it.
  • Edamame. Nicely complements the juicy texture of the watermelon
  • Avocado. Adds creaminess, and both make the salad more filling and satisfying.
An easy watermelon salad with feta  and avocado in a white serving bowl

The Directions

  1. Soak the red onion in a bowl of water. Whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  2. Combine the watermelon, edamame, mint, and drained red onion in a large serving bowl and toss with the dressing.
  3. Add the avocado and feta and gently toss to incorporate. ENJOY!

Tip!

Watermelon is 91% water so the salad will likely have some excess liquid at the bottom from the watermelon, so I recommend serving it with a slotted spoon.

Refreshing watermelon salad in a serving bowl

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips

  • Make-Ahead. Watermelon salad can be prepared up to 4 hours in advance. Add the avocado and feta just before serving.
  • To Store. This watermelon feta salad is best enjoyed within a few hours after it is fully dressed and assembled.

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For a salad this gorgeous, you need a salad bowl that shows it off. This one is clean, bright, and will let your food shine.

Simple and refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with Avocado, Mint, Edamame, and Lime Dressing. Easy, healthy, and filling! One of the best summer recipes. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

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  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cups watermelon 1-inch-diced
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium ripe avocado peeled, pitted and cut into large dice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • Place the red onion in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak while you prepare the other ingredients.

  • To a large serving bowl, add the watermelon, edamame, mint, and drained red onion. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Pour over the watermelon mixture and toss to coat. Add the avocado and feta and gently toss to incorporate. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The salad will likely have some excess liquid at the bottom from the watermelon, so I recommend serving it with a slotted spoon.

  • To Store. This watermelon feta salad is best enjoyed within a few hours after it is dressed and assembled.
  • Make-Ahead. Watermelon salad can be prepared up to 4 hours in advance. Add the avocado and feta just before serving.

Serving: 1(of 6)Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8g

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