Delicious Watermelon Feta Salad (with Pineapple)

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This watermelon feta salad is a fresh and summery dish that brings together the best of sweet and savory. Perfect for a get together or barbecue with friends and family.

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You know those toasty long summer days and evenings chilling with your favorite people that we all can’t get enough of? Well, they just got a whole lot tastier thanks to this Watermelon Feta Salad. Your beloved sweet, juicy watermelon and salty feta have been secretly dating. And the third wheel in their romance? A hint of pineapple that gives it a tropical vibe. Believe me, it will be love at first bite.

What I love about this salad: it is perfect for a backyard BBQ or an elegant dinner. You can also add some crunchy cucumbers or pickled red onions for some additional texture. And the cherry on top? It is incredibly easy to prepare.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Watermelon and pineapple create a refreshing and delicious salad, perfect for summer.
  • What I love is contrast between the sweetness of the fruits and the saltiness of the feta.
  • You can obviously add any ingredients you like. Feel free to experiment and discuss in comments!

Ingredients

Gather your fresh ingredients and get ready for a quick and easy assembly. No cooking required!

  • 1 cup watermelon, diced
  • ½ cup pineapples, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese, cubed
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tbsp honey
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How to Make Watermelon Feta Salad – The Steps

Step 1: In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, honey, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

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Step 2: Combine the diced watermelon, pineapple, feta cubes, and coriander leaves.

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Step 3: Drizzle the dressing over the watermelon salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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Variations

This salad is all about getting creative and making it your own. Go ahead and mix things up!

  • Why not toss in some fresh mint leaves for some coolness. I also sometimes add shredded coconut, it goes great with pineapple?
  • Why stop at watermelon and pineapple? Mango or even fresh strawberries or blueberries are great in this salad!
  • Don’t forget, you can use any dressing you want to make this salad extra epic. I recommend this delicious lemon vinaigrette.

Serving Suggestions

This is a great side dish that pairs well with tons of other summery dishes. Here are some recipes you can pair your watermelon feta salad with:

  • Arugula Caprese Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing: Add some greens to go alongside your fruity salad. This Caprese salad is a delicious summer side.
  • Juicy Boneless Pork Ribs: We love our sweet and savory! And if you’re getting a barbecue going, you can’t go wrong with this amazingly tasty rib dish.
  • Delicious Sautéed Shrimp: Serve this savory, smoky, delicious sautéed shrimp as a main or over any number of recipes. Pastas, salads, tacos, and wraps alike will benefit from this tasty dish.
  • Roasted Summer Berries: Don’t forget dessert! Roasted summer berries are next-level delicious. Black raspberries, red raspberries, and blueberries roasted with vanilla bean and sugar go incredibly well over some vanilla ice cream.
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FAQs

My salad is watery and mushy. What did I do wrong?

I recommend that you cut your fruit right before tossing it in with the dressing to avoid a soggy situation. Leaving your fruit out for a while, or letting your salad sit for too long can garner an unpleasant texture.

Can I use frozen fruits for this salad?

I wouldn’t. Frozen fruits have a softer texture and will get watery in the salad. They may also taste more bland, and this watermelon feta salad is all about those fresh flavors.

Can I make this salad vegan?

Of course! Swap the feta for vegan cheese or avocado, and you can use agave or maple syrup instead of honey.

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How to Store Watermelon Feta Salad

You can put the salad in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Remember, the fruits and feta might get a bit wet or soggy, so the sooner you eat it the better.

If you’re making this dish ahead of time, you can make your dressing and cut your fruit a day or two in advance, but wait to add your cubed feta and chopped coriander until you’re ready to serve.

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Delicious Watermelon Feta Salad

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This watermelon feta salad is a fresh and summery dish that brings together the best of sweet and savory. Perfect for a get together or barbecue with friends and family.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup watermelon diced
  • ½ cup pineapples diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese cubed
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tbsp honey

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, honey, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Combine the diced watermelon, pineapple, feta cubes, and coriander leaves.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the watermelon salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

Serve this dish immediately after preparing so it stays cool and doesn't get soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13g
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