Fresh Watermelon Feta & Mint Salad

It should be no surprise that my mom and I have the same love for cooking fresh foods in the kitchen. This watermelon and feta salad is one she makes often, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you.

Watermelon Feta Salad - A cool refreshing salad that's perfect for Mother's Day and looks great in these Vintage Pyrex Bowls
Watermelon Feta Salad - A cool, refreshing salad that's perfect for summer cookouts!

I love these Vintage Charm bowls inspired by Pyrex and I’m excited to have partnered with them to bring you this deliciously fresh recipe for Mother’s Day.

In spite of having a busy schedule with three kids plus an exchange student, travel, work, and life, my mom and I still manage to spend a lot of time together. We do dinner at my parents one night per week, and I can’t tell you how much I love that we do that. Salad is always on the menu, and when it’s hot outside, this refreshing Watermelon, Feta and Mint salad is a must have.

Watch here just how easy it is to make:

A little over three years ago, my parents moved to Louisiana to be closer to my family. Initially, they rented a house until they found the right place to build their home.

Watermelon Feta Salad - A cool refreshing salad that's perfect for Mother's Day and looks great in these Vintage Pyrex Bowls

I know the move from California has been a difficult adjustment for my parents, both socially and culturally, but having each other close is amazing.

My mom loves fresh herbs so it is no surprise that my dad made her planters with a variety of herbs for her cooking. She loves mint so much that she has nearly an entire planter filled with it. My kids love to help gather herbs for her cooking as well.

Watermelon Feta Salad - A cool refreshing salad that's perfect for Mother's Day and looks great in these Vintage Pyrex Bowls

With summer around the corner, our ovens are looking forward to taking a break from regular use. No one wants to heat up the house more than necessary in the hot summer months in the south! Which is why many of my summer recipes are similar to this one, fresh, delicious, and mouthwatering.

Watermelon Feta Salad - A cool refreshing salad that's perfect for Mother's Day and looks great in these Vintage Pyrex Bowls

My mom doesn’t like to have the same salad twice in a week while I love to repeat some of my favorites. She also likes to plate her salads while I love to eat my salad straight out of the bowl. As she tried to plate my salad, I told her that these Vintage Charm bowls inspired by Pyrex were super cute, how could I not eat out of them?! She laughed and said ok.

The bowls are festive and classic and the salad is just what I needed as a light and refreshing lunch!

Watermelon Feta Salad - A cool refreshing salad that's perfect for Mother's Day and looks great in these Vintage Pyrex Bowls

For two ladies always on the go, this salad is great because you have to serve it immediately. Make it, toss it, and enjoy!

Do you eat your salad straight from the bowl too? 

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad - A cool refreshing salad that's perfect for Mother's Day and looks great in these Vintage Pyrex Bowls
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • ¼ cup minced shallots (1 large)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups baby arugula, washed and spun dry
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup whole fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form and emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well.
  4. Taste for seasonings and serve immediately.

From time to time, I work with awesome companies to develop recipes for this website. Today’s post was brought to you by Pyrex. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that encourage my creativity.

137 thoughts on “Fresh Watermelon Feta & Mint Salad”

  1. Angie S. says:

    My favorite salad to make for my daughter is a very simple salad. It is arugula, cranberries, blueberries, pistachios, and feta. She will only eat salad with arugula!

  2. Jenny K says:

    These bowls are super cute! My favorite salad to make is Summer Salad (broccoli, cauliflower, onions, bacon, cheese with a mayo type dressing). Yum. Now, I’m hungry. 😉

  3. Lisa Mahon says:

    One of my favorite salads is tabbouleh. The other is cauliflower and pepperoni with blue chesse dressing.

  4. Lori says:

    My family Loves the Broccoli Salad I just made!! First time ever making it & it was Wonderfully successful which is Always a hit with Me!!!

  5. Heather says:

    We like romaine lettuce, chopped apples, chopped & toasted walnuts, craisins, chopped fresh mozzarella and sometimes chicken with homemade vinaigrette that has red wine vinegar, olive oil, water, salt, sugar and honey mustard. We are large, homeschooling family so we eat big salads several days a week for lunch. This really helps with after lunch energy crashes!

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