This watermelon cucumber feta salad is so fresh and VIBRANT! A perfect side for all of your summer barbecues. It’s so easy to throw together, but still interesting, delicious and beautiful enough for entertaining.

fresh watermelon cucumber salad with feta
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We love our watermelon salad tossed with arugula but wanted to keep it separate for easier customization.  I like to serve it next to a bowl of arugula so you can toss them together if you choose. Add grilled chicken of course for some added protein, or to make it a full meal!

Any white balsamic vinegar will work for this recipe. However, we love to use a lemon-infused vinegar from a local shop called Baker and Olive. If you use plain, white balsamic vinegar, add a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a sweet pop.

How to Make Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

  • Small watermelon, cubed  (452 g)
  • Persian cucumber, cubed (338 g)
  • Red onion, sliced thin (65 g)
  • Avocado, diced (117 g)
  • Fat-free feta (56 g)
  • Handful of fresh basil, chopped (15 g)
  • Handful of fresh mint, chopped (15 g)
  • Pistachios, chopped  (28 g)
  • White balsamic vinegar (ideally a sweet fruit infused one*) (15 g)
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Sprinkle with at least a few large pinches of kosher salt and some cracked pepper to taste and toss well. Add more salt and pepper if needed. I recommend pouring into a smaller bowl for better presentation and topping with extra crushed pistachios and whole leaves of mint for garnish. It’s beautiful!

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Serving Suggestions

Of course you can sub reduced-fat for full-fat feta and it will just be yummier! You’ll just want to adjust the macros if you’re concerned with that.

This salad also pairs nicely with a variety of grilled protein options. Here are a few that would go perfectly!

Lemon Basil Honey Grilled Chicken – Lillie Eats and Tells

Weekly Bulk Apple Cider Dijon Grilled Chicken – Lillie Eats and Tells

Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken – Lillie Eats and Tells

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Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

This watermelon cucumber feta salad is fresh, delicious, and very easy to throw together!
5 from 1 vote
Course Low Carb, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Fresh, Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

  • ½ small watermelon cubed (452 g)
  • ½ large persian cucumber cubed (338 g)
  • ¼ red onion sliced thin (65 g)
  • 1 avocado diced (117 g)
  • 2 oz fat-free feta 56 g
  • Handful of fresh basil chopped (15 g)
  • Handful of fresh mint chopped (15 g)
  • ¼ cup pistachios chopped (28 g)
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar (15 g)
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Sprinkle with at least a few large pinches of kosher salt and some cracked pepper to taste and toss well. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Pour into a smaller bowl for better presentation and top with extra crushed pistachios and whole leaves of mint for garnish.

Notes

  • I love this salad when you want to serve something more interesting and beautiful for guests, or to bring to a party.  We love it tossed with arugula but wanted to keep it separate for easier customization.  I like to serve it next to a bowl of arugula so you can toss them together if you choose. Add some grilled chicken of course for some added protein!
  • Any white balsamic vinegar will work but we love to use a lemon infused vinegar from a local shop called Baker and Olive. If you use plain, white balsamic vinegar, add a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a sweet pop.
  • Of course you can sub reduced-fat for full-fat feta and it will just be yummier! You’ll just want to adjust the macros if you’re concerned with that.
  • This salad is best served fresh, but without the arugula, we enjoy it out of the fridge for a couple of days, but everything will get more watery.
 
MFP Search “Lillie Eats and Tells Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad”

Nutrition

Serving: 270gFiber: 3.4gCalories: 163kcalFat: 7.9gProtein: 7.2gCarbohydrates: 17.6g
Keywords cucumber, feta, salad, watermelon

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  1. 5 stars
    Just made it – DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I don’t find this one in MFP. I see a similar title, Watermelon Salad with Feta and fresh Basil, but the macros look different.