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Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon and feta might seem like an unlikely combination. But it proved to be a winning one, and an excellent summer treat!

I’d been wanting to try the idea for a while, so when we stumbled across a pile of free watermelon the other day, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. The recipe is not only extremely easy, but looks beautiful on the plate. It’s the perfect effortless way to enjoy the fruit of the season, especially if you love salty and sweet combinations as much as I do.

We enjoyed the additional flavor of the rosemary in the salad, but found it to be just as good without it as well. Enjoy!

Watermelon and Feta Salad
Serves: 4
What You Need
  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed and chilled
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
What To Do
  1. Cut the watermelon into cubes and arrange them on a plate.
  2. Add crumbles of feta and a few leaves of fresh rosemary (if desired). Drizzle with olive oil, and top with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.



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    August 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I like the look of the new blog! Er, um, website! :)

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    August 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    This is my new favorite thing – feta cheese and watermelon – but I never thought about making it into a salad… I’ll have to try it! Good work guys! I enjoy reading about your food exploits!

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    August 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    oops that last post was from Teresa, forgot to put my name…

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    August 9, 2010 at 3:25 am

    love it! you two inspire me, and make me proud. can’t wait to start trying some of your recipes!

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    August 9, 2010 at 4:41 am

    I’ve been seeing this combo lately and have also been wanting to try it!!

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    BusyMOM @ Easy Appetizers
    September 2, 2010 at 10:40 am

    This looks absolutely divine! Two of my favorite flavors. Why didn’t I think of that! Thanks for sharing!

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    September 7, 2010 at 3:22 am

    This has been a tradition in Syria from a long time ago. We east watermelon with anytime of white unsalted cheese (grilled haloumi works well too) and some people have it with bread too. It’s not really a salad but it works well. :)

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      September 7, 2010 at 3:24 am

      sorry so many typos! *We eat watermelon with any type of white unsalted cheese.

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      September 7, 2010 at 10:52 am

      Wow, I had no idea this was traditionally Syrian – how interesting! I have been meaning to try grilled haloumi for a while too – any tips?

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    September 7, 2010 at 3:23 am

    oops I meant eat!

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    Chocolate Shavings
    September 13, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Looks nice and refreshing!

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    September 14, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I love this combination. You should also try watermelon and feta wrapped in prosciutto. I once ate an entire plate of it instead of a “real” dinner!

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    Pam @ Kitchen Cookware Set
    September 14, 2010 at 3:04 am

    I would not have ever imagined to bring watermelon and feta together, but they both are my favorite food and picture looks amazing so I am going to make it and I know I will love it, thank you for being unconventional.

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    Popi/taste advisor
    September 14, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Hi ! Very nice blog!
    I am Greek and to us watermellon and feta has been a win to win combination for year! Try a little balsamico and arugula as a base to your salad next time!
    Have a nice day!

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      September 14, 2010 at 9:50 am

      Balsamic and arugula sounds great!

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