This refreshing watermelon salad is one of our favorite summer sides. Feta, mint & avocado are the perfect tangy, creamy, and fresh counterpoints to the juicy watermelon.
Here’s what makes it so delicious:
Red onion, for a sharp bite of flavor and crispy texture
Cucumber, for a cool, crisp addition
Feta cheese, for a creamy, tangy element
Avocado, for extra creaminess. Plus watermelon + lime + avocado = a match made in heaven.
Mint & basil, for fresh herbal notes
Serrano pepper, for a little heat (if you like, these are optional)
And a bright lime dressing, to tie it all together.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
½ garlic clove, minced
¼ teaspoon sea salt
For the salad:
5 cups cubed watermelon
1 heaping cup diced English cucumber
¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 avocado, cubed
⅓ cup torn mint or basil leaves
½ jalapeño or serrano pepper, thinly sliced, optional
Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic and salt.
Arrange the watermelon, cucumber, and red onions on a large plate or platter. Drizzle with half the dressing. Top with the feta, avocado, mint, and serrano pepper, if using, and drizzle with remaining dressing. Season to taste and serve. Enjoy!
Hope you have a great, safe summer!