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Watermelon Feta Basil Salad

Watermelon Feta Basil Salad is the perfect side salad or appetizer during the summer months! Watermelon and feta cubes are topped with a light and refreshing vinaigrette then garnished with fresh basil. Get all the summer flavors in just one bite!
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 231kcal


  • 6 cups seedless watermelon cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil cut into thin strips
  • 4 oz feta cheese broken or cut into chunks
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar


  • Combine watermelon, basil and feta in a large bowl. 
  • In a small bowl whisk the lime juice, honey, and olive oil and champagne vinegar. Pour over the watermelon, basil, and feta and toss to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge for 1 hour until ready to serve. 


Add more dimension or flavor to the watermelon feta basil salad by adding cubed cucumbers and/or sliced raw red onions.
Not a fan of basil? Mix up the flavor with some fresh mint or fresh cilantro (for a more Mexican flavor) instead.
Want a bit more fruit in the salad? Add fresh blueberries or blackberries for a bit fruitier flavor/feel.
This salad is better consumed the same day as when you prepared it — although it can sit in the fridge for up to 6 hours to chill or if you want to prepare it a bit more ahead of time.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1524IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg