A Refreshing Summer Symphony: Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta, and Mint Salad

Watermelon, cucumber, feta and mint salad | Anna Shepulova

Let me share with you this perfect harmony of flavors that serves 2-4 people, ideal for a light lunch or as a side dish for your next barbecue.

Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta, and Mint Salad Recipe


  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Juice of 1 lime

For the Lemon-Honey Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Let’s Create This Summer Symphony:

  1. In a large bowl, gently toss together the cubed watermelon, diced cucumber, and pomegranate seeds. The colors alone will make your mouth water!
  2. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the fruit mixture. The salty feta provides a perfect contrast to the sweet watermelon.
  3. Add the chopped mint leaves. As you do, take a moment to inhale deeply – the aroma of fresh mint is incredibly invigorating!
  4. Drizzle the lime juice over the salad. The citrusy zing will brighten all the flavors.
  5. For the dressing, whisk together lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. The combination of tart lemon and sweet honey creates a perfectly balanced dressing that ties all the flavors together.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss everything together. Be careful not to overmix – we want to keep those beautiful cubes of watermelon intact!
  7. Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and the salad to reach the perfect refreshing temperature.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve this vibrant salad tossed together in a large, clear glass bowl to showcase its beautiful colors. The pretty pink watermelon, cool green cucumber, white feta, and jewel-like pomegranate seeds create a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

As you take your first bite, close your eyes and let the flavors transport you to a sun-drenched Mediterranean coastline. The juicy watermelon and cucumber provide a refreshing crunch, while the feta adds a creamy, salty note. The mint brings a cool freshness, and the pomegranate seeds pop with tart sweetness. It’s a perfect balance of flavors and textures that dance on your tongue.

This salad is not just a dish; it’s a celebration of summer in every bite. So, gather your loved ones, pour some chilled rosé, and enjoy this refreshing watermelon, cucumber, feta, and mint salad. It’s more than just a meal – it’s a memory in the making!

Tip: If you’re preparing this salad for a party, you can cube the watermelon and cucumber in advance, but wait to add the feta, mint, and dressing until just before serving to maintain optimal freshness and texture.

What’s your favorite summer salad? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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