Watermelon & Feta Salad

Feta and Watermelon Salad – CRAZY good salad recipe! I don’t even like watermelon, and I LOVE this salad! Romaine lettuce, sweet watermelon, creamy feta cheese, honey roasted pecans, pepper jelly, cider vinegar, sugar, fresh lime juice, onion powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. You can make the dressing ahead of time and toss everything together when ready to serve. Great for summer barbecues, dinner parties, and potlucks. This tasty salad is sure to become one of your summer favorites too!

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Delicious Watermelon Feta Salad

This Feta and Watermelon Salad recipe is one of our favorite summer recipes. It is super simple to make and really hits the spot on hot summer days! Juicy watermelon and salty feta cheese tossed in a simple dressing. The flavor combination is great! It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. I made this for a cookout last weekend and it was a big hit!

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How to Make Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

This salad is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl. toss together chopped romaine lettuce, ripe watermelon cubes, crumbled feta cheese, and honey roasted pecans. In a small bowl, whisk together pepper jelly, cider vinegar, sugar, fresh lime juice, onion, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Add some of the dressing to the watermelon mixture and toss to coat.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You will most likely have leftover dressing. A little dressing goes a long way. Do not pour all of the dressing into the salad bowl at once. Add a little at a time until you get the desired amount of dressing.
  • You can make the dressing ahead of time and assemble the salad right before serving.
  • I suggest putting the dressing in a mason jar so you can shake it up really well before serving. You want to make sure that the oil is mixed into the rest of the ingredients.
  • Can use regular or seedless watermelon.
  • If you don’t like feta cheese, you can substitute goat cheese.
  • What can I add to the salad? Mint leaves, English cucumbers, fresh basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, and black olives are all good.
  • Don’t like pecans? You can substitute walnuts or sunflower seeds.
  • Feel free to add your favorite grilled protein to the salad for a main dish.
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What to Serve With Watermelon Salad

This watermelon recipe is the perfect summer salad recipe. It is the perfect side dish for a summer potluck, cookout, or family get-together. We are whipping it up for our Memorial Day cookout. You should too!!! This salad goes with everything! BBQ, chicken, steaks, pork chops – you name it! Add this to your menu. It is sure to become a summer staple.

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Feta and Watermelon Salad

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Feta and Watermelon Salad – CRAZY good salad recipe! I don't even like watermelon, and I LOVE this salad! Romaine lettuce, sweet watermelon, creamy feta cheese, honey roasted pecans, pepper jelly, cider vinegar, sugar, fresh lime juice, onion powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. You can make the dressing ahead of time and toss everything together when ready to serve. Great for summer barbecues, dinner parties, and potlucks. This tasty salad is sure to become one of your summer favorites too!

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 5 cups chopped fresh watermelon
  • 2 (9-oz) packages romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup honey roasted pecans

Dressing

  • ¼ cup pepper jelly
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine romaine, watermelon and feta. Set aside.
  • Whisk together pepper jelly, vinegar, sugar, lime juice, onion powder, salt and pepper. Slow whisk in olive oil.
  • Pour dressing, to taste, over romaine mixture. Toss to combine.

Notes:

You may have some leftover dressing!
Can make the dressing in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve the salad. Shake the dressing well before adding to salad.
Can substitute walnuts or your favorite nut for pecans.

Steph

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Comments

  1. Hi, Steph. Your salad looked amazing, decided to try it, unfortunately didn't have all the ingredients called for in the dressing, so I just used Balsamic Vinaigrette. It was Delish!!!

  2. Hi, Steph. Your salad looked really good. I didn't have some of the ingredients for the dressing,
    So I made the salad and used balsamic vinaigrette. It was delish!!!

  3. Hi Steph! My daughter and I are both allergic to watermelon (and kiwi), but we love fruity salads like this! Is there another fruit you recommend to pair with the feta and dressing? Thank you!

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