When it comes to refreshing salads nothing beats a refreshing watermelon salad inspired by Greek salad.
If there’s a Summer fruit I can’t stop eating, it’s the watermelon. I just love the crunch and the sweetness. I’m always happy when I find a watermelon that’s just perfectly ripe. And so I got a local one from my veggie deliverer and it slipped my mind that I never tried watermelon in a salad. I’ve seen people use it in a salad, so I tried and used it in a salad that we normally make at home all the time, but replace tomatoes with watermelon.
Haaa, a new world opened. So delicious!
So I’m sharing the watermelon salad recipe I made with you to try and enjoy. It’s extremely simple and so incredibly delicious. And if you’re into salads that include summer fruit, check my cucumber and peach salad.
For this salad, you’ll need a perfectly ripe watermelon. I prefer to go a bit underripe than overripe because overly ripe watermelon is too sweet for my taste and it also doesn’t hold its shape as nicely. You’ll also need some cucumbers, black olives and Feta cheese. and to top it all off you’ll need some fresh basil leaves and a few simple ingredients to make the vinaigrette – olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt and crushed white or red pepper.
Very simple, y’all know I like simple foods 🙂
Refreshing Summer Watermelon Salad
- 600 g watermelon, deseeded and cubed (1.3 lb)
- 200 g cucumber, sliced (7 oz)
- 200 g Feta cheese (7 oz)
- 200 g black olives (7 oz)
- 10-15 basil leaves
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- juice of 1 lime
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp white or red pepper, crushed
- zest of 1 lime
Whisk olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and lime zest in a small bowl to get an emulsified vinaigrette.
Combine watermelon, cucumber, Feta cheese and olives, and mix.
Pour over the vinaigrette and toss to coat the salad.
Chill for at least 30 minutes
Once chilled place fresh basil leaves on top and serve.