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A simple and healthy Greek Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette. Sweet and juicy watermelon, fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, salty olives, and feta cheese are combined to create a refreshing summer salad that’s pretty and so delicious. Finish this quick and simple salad with a drizzle of basily balsamic vinaigrette and flaky seas salt. Every bite bursts in your mouth with sweet watermelon, tomatoes, and salty feta cheese…literally summer in a salad.

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I’m declaring this the summer of simple salads here on HBH. Over the last six (almost 7) years of writing and creating new recipes for you all, I’ve steered clear of recipes like today’s salad. Why? For stupid reasons that I made up in my mind. Because if I’m being totally honest, I’m slightly insane, and I worry too much.

I feared that the easy recipes were not “good” enough to share. Even though they were recipes that my family and I really enjoyed…and ate often.

But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned more and more about what you guys are looking for. I’ve realized that recipes like this watermelon salad, and last year’s corn pasta, are the simple recipes that most of you are seeking out. They highlight the fresh ingredients of summer. They’re simple to throw together, healthy, and most importantly, they’re DELICIOUS.

Long story short, I made us a watermelon salad. It’s super simple, but also super addicting…which is not a bad thing considering just how healthy this salad is.

Watermelon and tomatoes on cutting board

The bulk of the salad highlights two of summer’s produce stars, watermelon and tomatoes. Yes, I know it is early into June. But every single year August rolls around and I feel like I’m late to the game with the seasonal recipes. And like I mentioned yesterday, I’m just really excited about summer produce right now and full-on embracing it.

Here’s how you make this salad, are you ready? It’s the easiest, simplest, and you’ll love it.

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First, get yourself your first watermelon of the season and cut it into cubes. Add cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, buttery olives, and so much feta cheese. That’s the salad…pretty easy, right?

Now, let’s talk about the basil vinaigrette. It’s a mix of high-quality extra virgin oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon, plenty of basil, fresh chives, and black pepper. It’s actually my go-to vinaigrette for weekday salads. I’ve loved balsamic and basil since I was a kid, so it’s just what I tend to use most often. That said, it pairs perfectly with watermelon and feta, balancing the sweet and salty flavors.

So, this salad is NO COOK, oh so PRETTY, and oh so GOOD. And it only takes minutes to toss together.

You see…summer salad perfection!

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Hoping these extra summery recipes will provide you with inspiration for the upcoming summer weeks, BBQ’s, and 4th of July festivities. You can also make this salad simply for yourself, and snack on it all day long…

The combination of sweet watermelon and salty feta is perfection. Enjoy it without an ounce of guilt.

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If you make this Greek Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Greek Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 453 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Instructions

  • 1. In a salad bowl, arrange the watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese.
    2. To make the basil vinaigrette. In a glass jar, whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and honey. Add the basil and chives. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the the salad. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!
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    1. Hi Lucy,
      Absolutely, that would be delicious! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  1. 5 stars
    Amazing! Loved it. I used fresh basil and chives from my little raised garden. It was truly delicious. I can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow.

  2. Absolutely delicious, the vinegarextent was awesome. Can’t wait to make for my bbq after the pandemic is over.

  3. This is an outstanding salad. Thank you for this and all of your creative work. My family appreciates it!

  4. 5 stars
    Yummy. I took this to a neighbor’s for my contribution to dinner and it was a big hit. All the fresh ingredients were so good.

  5. Hi thank you for the amazing recipe! Is there a substitute for balsamic vinegar? Looking for a vinegar without wine in it! Thank you

  6. 5 stars
    Just made this for a healthy family summer dinner. So refreshing and delicious! The basil pairs so well with the watermelon and feta. Loved it! Thanks for this wonderful dish!

  7. I live in New England. Summers pass by so quickly that we don’t want to miss a minute of fun in the sun! Your recipes are spot on perfect. I live to serve great fresh tasty foods when my family gathers but I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen or miss out on the fun. Keep up the great work and yes, we ??? the cocktails too!

  8. 5 stars
    Best ever! Would not have tried with out your confession of never trying simple things…well I would never try things that seemed odd together…like watermelon and tomatoes! This is a definite winner.

  9. Hi Tieghan!
    You have created another winner- this salad was amazing! I made it exactly as written except I omitted the cherry tomatoes. ( I forgot them!) Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! It is a delicious blend of sweet/salty/crisp and perfect for a hot Texas evening. Thank you for all of your creative recipes. I have loved them all!!

    Andrea in Texas

  10. 5 stars
    I made this a few days ago with seedless watermelon. I followed the recipe exactly except for adding some cooked farro I had on hand. It added some grainy crunch. This was delicious and super easy to put together! Definitely going into the rotation this summer.

  11. 5 stars
    What wonderful salads. Fresh, zesty and tasty.
    I added a
    touch by using a generous pinch of cayenne flakes.
    Yum! Thank you

  12. 5 stars
    I am obsessed with this! The sweet of the watermelon is the perfect compliment to the other ingredients. And the dressing is heaven. I ran out of reta and used mozzarella, which is also delightful. Perfect post-run summer snack. Thank you!

  13. I can’t wait to make this for my daughters Fourth of July b-day party! Thanks for a great idea!!
    Cheers, Tamara W. Jersey Shore