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Watermelon Olive Salad

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This watermelon olive salad with feta and herbs is a delight! It's an unusual flavor combination that we think you'll love.

It's a simple salad with fresh, summer flavors. I first had this salad at a French restaurant, but it's actually more common in Greek cuisine.

A bowl of watermelon olive salad with a large serving spoon.

Why You'll Love this Watermelon Olive Salad

This watermelon olive feta salad is a surprisingly delicious flavor combination.

The juicy and sweet watermelon pairs incredibly well with the creaminess of the feta and the saltiness of the olives. It's a rich flavor profile for a salad with so few ingredients. 


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Ingredients for this Watermelon Salad

Here's what you'll need to make this delicious watermelon olive feta salad.

  • 6 cups chopped watermelon
  • 8 ounces pitted black kalamata olives
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 20 mint leaves, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch sea salt & ground black pepper
A closeup shot of a watermelon olive salad.

How to Make this Salad Recipe

This salad is super easy to make! Here's what you need to do.

  1. Combine the watermelon, olives, cheese, and mint in a large bowl. Stir very gently to combine.
  2. Drizzle the salad with olive and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Tips for Making this Salad

The true key to this salad is a very ripe watermelon. From May till August, watermelons are at their peak.

Be sure to very carefully toss the salad ingredients, so you don't break the watermelon up too much.

Yield: 4 servings

Watermelon Olive Salad

A bowl of watermelon olive salad with a large serving spoon.

This watermelon olive salad is an unexpected and delightful flavor combination.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped watermelon
  • 8 ounces pitted black kalamata olives
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 20 mint leaves, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch sea salt & ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the watermelon, olives, cheese, and mint in a large bowl. Stir very gently to combine.
  2. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 675mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 7gSugar: 15gProtein: 8g

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