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.
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137 thoughts on “Fresh Watermelon Feta & Mint Salad”

  1. Carol says:

    I love just a simple mixed fruit salad with a little bit of OJ/yogurt dressing and some type of nut tossed in.

  2. Val says:

    Broccoli salad with red onion, dried cranberries, grapes, and toasted walnuts in a vinegar based dressing.

  3. Liz says:

    Love your salad. I like lots of salads – caesar and many pasta salads. Your giveaway is a charming one.

  4. Sarah says:

    My seven year old daughter loves to make us a delicious and simple Israeli salad. She slices(with my help) some cucumber, tomato, cilantro, adds lemon juice and olive oil, then sprinkles some zaatar spice on top.

    1. Vicki says:

      I love Zaatar on just about anything! Discovered it in Israel. Now I just need to give your daughter’s salad a whirl.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I make salads for myself almost every day to take for lunch. I try to change it by adding dried cranberries, nuts, cheese, or garbanzo beans.

  6. yasmin sanchez says:

    Our favorite is avocado,hearts of palm and watercress with some olive oil, salt, pepper and balmasic vinegar.

  7. Laura B says:

    I like throwing a salad together with a mixture of lettuce, apples, craisins, feta and whatever dressing I have on hand

  8. Sarah says:

    I love to make barbeque ranch chicken salad (use things like: black beans, corn, onion, lettuce, tomatoes, chicken, cheese and tortilla chips).

  9. LaTanya says:

    I like making a tomato and cucumber salad with a just a little bit of salt and pepper.

  10. Alina Carcea says:

    I make a great andive and apple salad with lemon and olive oil. Yummy!

  11. Natalia Berardo says:

    I love salads with greens and fruit-just like the one just posted!
    One of my favorites is arugula, mango and a spicy honey vinagrette with cashews. Yum!

  12. Alina carcea says:

    Andive and apple salad with lemon and olive oil

  13. Megan says:

    This looks delicious! I love any salad with chicken from the grill. Especially southwestern inspired, with avocado for sure. 🙂

  14. Marita says:

    My favorite hearty salad to make is a roasted butternut squash and pumpkin seeds over a bed of greens with goat cheese and a drizzle of oil and balsamic! The warm squash makes the cheese melt slightly and mix with the oil and vinegar to make a dressing that’s filled deliciousiousness!

  15. Hristina says:

    My favourite salad is a staple in my native country – Bulgaria. It is called Shopska salad and is made of cubed tomatoes, peeled and cut cucumbers, strips of red or green peppers, and chopped onions. Combine all the ingredients and sprinkle with salt, olive oil and vinegar. The salad is then topped with grated feta cheese and garnished with chopped parsley. A whole chilli pepper can be added to individual settings for lovers of spicy flavores.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Hristina, I might have to make this!

  16. Callie says:

    Oh Em Geeee I can’t wait to try this!! I’m a lover of fruit in my salad. Most recent favorite is with pear and bleu cheese.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      is there anything better than salty blue cheese and pear? yum!

  17. Alexandria says:

    I love making greek salad with feta, olives, grape tomatoes, cucumber
    And red onion. Dressing is oregano, lots of fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Yum!

  18. Vickie says:

    Love taco salad and green salads.

  19. Amy Pacheco says:

    I love strawberry spinach salad

  20. Katie says:

    My current favorite is mixed greens, cubed organic roasted turkey, avocado, chopped celery, green onions, and carrots with olive oil and apple cider vinegar (or dandelion pesto when I have come in the freezer.)

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