Watermelon, Olives and Feta Cheese Salad

This salad was an experiment. Everyone in my family loves watermelon eaten on its own. I rarely make anything with watermelon. On this space I have a cooler and a jello made with watermelon. Both were great but not made frequently. Then I saw the pictures of this salad. They are everywhere and I I had to try it.

I got a watermelon and cut it up into cubes. Luckily, I reserved a quarter of the melon to be cut later. By the time I got ready to make the salad the bowl of the cut up watermelon was almost empty. I had forgotten to tell the family that I needed it for a recipe. I chopped up the reserved quarter and forbade anyone from even looking at the sweet juicy fruit.

This salad has a very surprising blend of flavors with the salty feta, the olives and the sweet watermelon. I added mint as a garnish. If I make this salad again I would use a watermelon that is not as sweet and juicy as the one I had. In fact this salad would be perfect to use a watermelon that is not very sweet to eat on its own. There are no proportions to the recipe. Add the ingredients in the proportion that best suites your taste.

You will need
1 large bowl watermelon, cut up in cubes
6-7 olives, pitted and cut into slices
1-2 tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
2 mint leaves, as garnish

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Let it rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend together. The salad is ready.



  1. Lovely varadha! I had made a similar salad on my blog few years ago. But with the addition of olives im sure its fantastic!

  2. Nice and colorful salad.Same thing happens in my house.I cannot try any recipes with watermelon as the kids finish off the watermelon on the same day as such.

  3. Strange but true that watermelon salads turn out to be one of the best salads . I love these and now I have one more added to my menu .

  4. Wow.. looks perfect for summers, I tried this salad in restaurant always.

  5. now I know what I should do with the watermelon that is lying in my fridge.....make a salad out of it

  6. Even I don't get around making any dish with watermelon as everybody loves it as such. Because I had some theme I ended up making few dishes, this salad surely will be a great hit for a summer party!

  7. Watermelon with olives sounds delicious! Easy to toss together and I am sure it tastes fabulous!

  8. Wow! Didn't know watermelon and olives pair well in a salad. A very unique salad combo.

  9. Thats a delicious summer salad, adding olive is quite new for me. Cant wait to give a try as i have olive loving kids around.

  10. I love watermelon salads. dont know why I am delaying it. Looking so delicious.

  11. I love watermelons and have once tried it with feta and loved it to the core. The addition of olives would add a lot to the flavours in the salad.

  12. Watermelon salad with feta sounds super refreshing and very delicious too. I would love kick that olives gave it to you.


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