Watermelon & Feta Salad

Sunday 11 July 2021

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
Watermelon & Feta Salad.  Just the name sounds delicious to me. If you enjoy watermelon as much as I do, prepare yourself to fall in love because this is one very tasty salad! 

I really love watermelon. I probably buy myself some a couple of times a week. I find it to be very refreshing and I really enjoy it. 

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
My sister and I were talking the other day about the Salads at the Superstore.  I had bought a fruit and spinach one which I really enjoyed and she had bought a watermelon and feta one which she really enjoyed.

The more she told me about it, the more I wanted to try it. I didn't want to drive all the way to Kingston just for a salad however so I determined to pick up some watermelon here in town and make one for myself.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
I pretty much had everything in my fridge to make it. I only had to pick up some watermelon and some mint. And Yay!  Today they had fresh mint! 

The one she had included red onions. I didn't add any onion to mine.  I have a bit of a problem with gastric disease and so I decided to leave the onions out because they have been bothering me lately.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
If you don't have a problem with onions, by all means add them. I have sized this salad just to feed one, so judge accordingly.  I think one tablespoon of chopped red onion would work fine.

I used 1 cup of cubed watermelon which was just enough for me, and I added some cubed cucumber.  I think they are both from the same family or if they are not, they should be.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
I had crumbled feta cheese in the refrigerator.  I have always thought that feta cheese went really well with Kalamata olives.  

But would Kalamata olives go with watermelon.  I adore olives of any kind.  I tried an olive with a cube of watermelon, bearing in mind that there would be far more watermelon in the salad than olives.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 

It was fabulous! Very Mediterranean!  I decided to add a few halved Kalamata olives, which gave it both color as well as additional texture and a slight meatiness.

Not to mention the olives were slightly salty which works really well with the sweetness of the watermelon.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 

The cheese is salty too so bonus!  I julienned two mint leaves to put into the salad.

Or should I say I cut them chiffonade.  Just a fancy name for rolling them into cigars and thinly slicing them.  I was thinking baby arugula (rocket) would also go very well in this but I didn't have any.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
A squeeze of lime would be fabulous on this, but I didn't have any lime.  Instead I created a simple vinaigrette.

Bear in mind both the cucumber and the melon will give off plenty of liquid, so what you are looking for here is basically something which will add a bit of a sharp flavor into the mix.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
You don't really need a lot.  1 teaspoon of each did the job perfectly and I seasoned it lightly with salt because both the olies and the cheese are salty.  I used sea salt.

I did use plenty of cracked black pepper. I love pepper and it goes really well with fruit.  Have you ever tried strawberries with black pepper?  

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
The two are fabulous together.  Simply wonderful.  And balsamic goes well with strawberries also.

Altogether this was a wonderful salad which I really enjoyed.  Do be warned however, it will give off a lot of liquid.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
I've had somewhat of an upsetting day today.  I had been expecting an order from Amazon yesterday. I had gotten the notice that it was out for delivery.

Around 6 PM I noticed a car parked out front and there was a guy going through the boot of his car and then he started rooting through the back of his car. (Phone in hand.)  I thought to myself, there's my package.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 

He spent quite a lot of time rooting around in his car so I got a really good look at him. I should have taken his photograph, but I just thought my package was arriving.  

Then next thing you know he was back into his car, pulled into my drive, backed out and left.  I wondered what that was all about, but didn't think much more abou tit.

Then today when I got back from the grocery store there was a sort of squashed package sitting on my doorstep. It felt too light to be the book I had ordered. I brought it inside. 

Lo and behold inside was a half eaten pizza, some pizza crusts and loads of used napkins.  It was disgusting.  I thought to myself what kind of person leaves a half eaten pizza on someone's door step.  Especially with Covid, etc.  and I know KNOW it wasn't there when I left to go out.

Watermelon & Feta Salad 
I got buy with other stuff and then it was only later on when I checked my e-mail I noticed that I had one saying my Amazon package had been delivered and there was a photo of it on my doorstep (the photo is supposed to be proof of delivery.)

That cheeky so and so had obviously lost my package and tried to fob off his half eaten lunch as it. I was so upset, so, so, SO upset!  I hate dishonesty. I did report it, both to Amazon and to the delivery firm. 

But now I am afraid. What if he comes back in the middle of the night and tries to slash the tires on my car?  I mean anyone would be that dishonest in the first place is not  a nice person. 

So anyways, my car will be locked up in my garage from now on just in case. I can't do anything about anything else, but hopefully nothing untoward will happen. Fingers crossed.

Watermelon & Feta Salad

So that's my tale for the day.  Has anything like this ever happened to you?   I hope not!

Anyways, I did enjoy my salad, and I think you will too!  'Til next time!  

PS - Did you notice my little watermelon hearts?  Cute, but hard to spot!


Watermelon & Feta Salad

Watermelon & Feta Salad

Yield: 1
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
This may seem a bit unusual, but it is extremely delicious. It does need to be eaten right away, but that is so not a problem.


  • 1 cup of cubed watermelon
  • 2 inch piece of English cucumber, washed and diced
  • 2 TBS crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 6 Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon  extra virgin olive oil
  • fine seas salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 mint leaves, slivered
  • Fresh mint to garnish (Optional)


  1. Put the watermelon and cucumber into a bowl. Add the olives, cheese and mint and toss together gently to combine.
  2. Whisk the vinegar and oil together, seasoning it lightly with the salt and pepper.  Drizzle this over the salad, and toss together.
  3.   Taste and adjust seasoning as required.  Serve immediately and enjoy.
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  1. Oh, dear, what an upsetting experience for you. I will say, Amazon is pretty good about packages arriving when they are promised. But if the delivery guy fails to do his part, it doesn't mean a thing. Hope Amazon will make it right. Lovely salad. Cute ♥️s. Love and hugs, Elaine

    1. They did issue a refund Elaine, but it was upsetting to say the least. I loved the hearts, but I just love watermelon and hearts as well. The two together made my heart smile! Love and hugs, xoxo

  2. I'm gobsmacked at the cheek of that Amazon delivery driver. They tend to be local contractors, so I hope that Amazon get on to the company and find out what happened. I had a dreadful delivery recently and the parcel arrived squashed and full of water. It had rained heavily that day, but it did not explain how wet that parcel was. I took pictures and sent them to the delivery company and the firm I purchased the goods from. And never heard back from either of them!

    I love salads like this. I agree that baby rocket would be great in this dish. I also add strawberries as all those flavours complement each other.

    1. That's appalling you never heard back from anyone Marie. What poor service! I thinks strawberries would also be nice in this for sure! xoxo

  3. What an awful experience with that delivery! I would be shaken too. So sorry that happened, it’s gives all the terrific delivery people a bad bad name. Enjoy your day and thanks for this great recipe….it’s sooo summery!
    xo, V
    ‘when one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat…’ Mark Twain

    1. I love the quote from Mark Twain V! I think most delivery people work very hard and do an exceptional job. In all my years of ordering online this is my first really bad experience. I hope you will try the salad! xoxo

  4. I hope you will Becky and that you enjoy it! Thank you! I thought it was really lovely! xoxo


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