This salad combines the flavors of the Mediterranean with the perfect summer fruit, watermelon. This salad is perfect for a quick lunch, a side dish or a crowd pleaser at a summer picnic.
When I made this salad the first time as a side dish for dinner one evening, my husband immediately looked at it and said “I’m not that fond of cucumbers.” (He’s such a picky eater.) To that I replied, “just try it, if you don’t like it, pick the cucumbers out.” Well, lo and behold he liked it. His comment, “I would have never thought that watermelon and cucumber would go good together. I wouldn’t want to do it all the time, but it was good.” I’m not sure why he doesn’t like cucumber. Maybe his mom made him eat it when he was a kid. LOL!
Since then we’ve had it several times – for both lunch and dinner. It’s just a nice cool salad for hot summer days. I hope you enjoy it too, especially while watermelon is still in season.
2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1/2 medium English cucumber, skin peeled and chopped
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced (I usually use red onion but the day I took this photo, I didn’t have any so I used white onion instead)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
dash cracked black pepper
dash of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
In large bowl, mix watermelon, cucumber, onion and feta. Just before serving, toss salad mixture with oil. Garnish with salt and pepper.