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. Bonnie says:

    My family loves a nice Greek salad. I love the look of your fresh mint, watermelon, and feta salad. I make my Greek salad with cucumber, tomato, red onion, and feta mixed with red led lettuce. I make a dressing with extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, a little Dijon mustard and apple cider or red wine vinegar and freshly pressed garlic and oregano.

  2. Amber Miramontes says:

    My favorite is caprese salad

  3. Stacy says:

    My favorite salad is taco salad. I also love a good lettuce salad with grilled chicken.

  4. Christy says:

    My favorite salad is lots of spinach with candied cranberry goat cheese crumbles ,diced cucumber, red peppers, figs and chicken all topped with an apricot vinaigrette. Yummy. Now I’m hungry. 🙂

  5. Lauren says:

    That mint plant looks so happy! We moved from the coast to a bit inland (from a condo to a house) and my husband planted our mint that had been in pots in the ground, I think he left them root bound, they look so sad 🙁 Our new house has a fig tree and during fig season we made an incredible watermelon fig salad. I can’t wait, the figs are popping up all over, still green though.

  6. Julie Fogg says:

    BLT salads with avocados!

  7. Debbie Bates says:

    Any Salad that someone else makes for me! I love salad, but hate making it!

  8. Bev says:

    My favorite salad is a fairly new one to me. It’s called “Mexi-Corn Salad”. It has Mexi-Corn, regular corn, red onion, mayo, sour cream, black olives, and corn chips. It is easy to make and sooooo good!

  9. Amanda says:

    Black bean and corn. Yummy!

  10. A_Shoemaker says:

    Our families favorite salad it a simple Greek salad. We can eat it by the bowlful (notice I said bowl) :)and it is a staple at potluck events. We also have a watermelon feta salad that we serve with grilled chicken in the summer. It is minus the greens and made with cucumbers, Kalamata olives, red onion, feta and a lemon-herb vinaigrette. Also a family favorite.

  11. Catherine says:

    Any salad with a dressing made from walnut oil is my favorite 🙂 Can’t wait to try this recipe, thanks!

  12. Cynthia Hamm says:

    I love any salad! But, I especially love a chicken Caesar salad that has grilled romaine lettuce. Super delish. I like my salads in a bowl too!

  13. Angella Carlisle says:

    I love salads! I eat them almost every day, and I love to mix it up. My favorite right now, since the weather is warming up, is grilled chicken on a bed of spring mix greens with strawberries, blueberries, pecans, and goat cheese or feta cheese with some balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

  14. Krista says:

    I really love salad with lots of “stuff”, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and all the veggies with just enough greens to know it’s a salad, hahaha. Great picture of you and your mom by the way.

  15. Angella Carlisle says:

    I love salads! I eat them every day! My favorite right now, since the weather is warming up, is grilled chicken on a bed of spring mix greens with fresh strawberries, blueberries, pecans, goat or feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. I eat my salads in bowls, and those Pyrex ones are adorable!

  16. Tiffany says:

    My daughter and I love making fruit salads. Anything we pick from the farm is fresh dibs on the salad so it is always changing and makes for a great side or a snack.

    We also are loving the cucumber-avocado-feta salad.

    1. Suzanne Gravito says:

      My favorite salad is called the salad of love. Its Spinach, bean sprouts, sliced mushrooms, chopped up red and yellow pepper, chopped nuts (any kind) I prefer cashews and I add some sliced strawberries and crumbled feta cheese . Dressing I do balsamic and olive oil minced garlic and salt and pepper. I usually make ahead the dressing 24 hrs before (better taste.)

      And that’s it!! 🙂 It’s a winner at our house. 🙂

  17. Christie Marie says:

    I love watermelon feta salad, it’s such a great summer time treat! Cucumber, tomato and avocado salad is another favorite of mine along with my own twist on buffalo chicken – mixed greens topped with raw zucchini noodles, roasted cauliflower, onion, tomato, buffalo chicken and blue cheese. I think I found my inspiration for lunch one day this week!

  18. Sue says:

    I love combining greens and fruit in a salad. Some of my favorites are spinach or kale with watermelon, blueberries & feta or strawberries & mandarin oranges.

  19. Nancy says:

    I love all kinds of salads. I like to make a sour cream and dill potato salad with teeny tiny new potatoes.

  20. Alison says:

    I love making greek salad for my family. Whether it is pasta, romaine or just tomatoes, onions and cucumber with that fabulous feta cheese and classic home made Greek dressing…….we love it!

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