A new spin on the classic watermelon feta salad! My feta salad has tons of sweet strawberries, cubed watermelon, the most luxurious feta cheese, creamy avocados, and crunchy almonds! This is the perfect watermelon salad to bring to a picnic this summer!
I have been meaning to make you a watermelon feta salad for almost a year now. And trust me, I made every attempt to make it possible. The idea has constantly been on my mind and countless watermelons have come through my kitchen since then and have been eaten in every form possible to mankind. But somehow this delectable watermelon feta salad always slipped through the cracks. And, full disclosure here, I shot this recipe weeks and weeks back thinking I was going to put it up as soon as it’s humanly possible, but again, the watermelon salad for one reason or another just couldn’t make it’s debut on the bloggity blog.
BUT. Ladies and gentlemen. Today I bring to you the salad of gods. Sweet watermelon and strawberries, salty feta cheese, creamy avocados, and nutty almonds. This salad has every flavor and texture that a good salad needs to have. I could literally live off this thing for. days.
The first time I added a little feta cheese to a bowlful of watermelon, I nearly fell of my chair. I had always heard of people having feta with watermelon, but to be honest, I thought it was going to be super weird. I mean, I like feta, A LOT. In fact, you know i’m borderline OBSESSED with the fresh feta they make at my favorite speciality food store that is dangerously close to our place.
One day, I just happened to have a small sprinkle of feta that I needed to finish off and a perfectly sweet personal sized watermelon in the refrigerator. In an eager attempt to clean out the refrigerator (read: hog all the watermelon + feta) I sprinkled some on and oh mah geee! So much flavor! I was in salty sweet paradise! The creaminess/ saltiness of the feta works so well with the sweetness of a good watermelon.
Speaking of good watermelon… Have you ever frozen cubes of watermelon before and popped them for a snack? GAME CHANGER. I’m thinking about adding frozen cubed watermelon to all my beverages this summer. Lemonade with frozen cubed watermelon? Chyeah!
months a year of this watermelon feta salad getting pushed back, it finally made it up on the blog in time for the 4th of July. Which, obvi this salad is perfect for. I mean 4th of July is unofficially national watermelon day, right? So if you want to be the hero of the party, grab a large knife, slice into a huge watermelon, and toss it together with a few ingredient and make this salad. They’re all going to come running!
All the goodness in the world. All in this here salad.
- 3 cups strawberries, diced
- 3 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/3 cup sliced or crushed almonds
- 8-9 sprigs mint or basil leaves, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Combine ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Whisk together using a small whisk or a fork, set aside.
- Toss all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and serve immediately. If you’re serving this salad for later, combine the salad ingredients and toss in dressing when ready to serve.