Refreshing Melon Salad Recipe | How to make Watermelon salad | Watermelon and Feta Salad [Video]

Refreshing Melon Salad with sweet and juicy watermelon and muskmelon, tossed along with onions, olives, mint leaves and feta cheese. Dressing with an instant balsamic vinegar dressing. Perfect for the hot summer days when the fruits are in season. 

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Melon Salad Recipe

This year the temperatures started rising in March and it became so hot that I'd begun hating stepping into the kitchen. The thought of the hot stove or even hot food made me balk a few times. And at times like this, I crave a juicy sweet Watermelon that is fresh out of the fridge. And hence came this salad.

Yes, we didn't invent this salad. It's been a family favorite for quite a few years now. We've even tried a deconstructed or reconstructed fine dining version with feta smeared all over large watermelon cubes with little droplets of balsamic. No, thank you, we'd like to stick to the classics.

Summer Melon Salad

So this year, we eventually made this salad at home. And coz we did, we also added a bunch of other things we love like muskmelons or cantaloupe and pepitas. When you watch the recipe, you may find it a little busy in the bowl, but trust me, these flavors work together.

And the best part of this salad is, it's so quick to whip up. If you do as I do, prep all your fruits in advance, it cuts down on time massively. And this is a good tip, not just for the salad, but to generally eat your melons. Having a box of already cut melon just increases your chances of eating something healthy. I mean, haven't we all opened the fridge door and stared at all those boxes in there, just thinking of what we could grab and eat. Melons may just be the box you grab next time.

Summer Melon Salad

Can this Salad be Veganized?

Absolutely, yes!! Read on...

All the fruits and vegetables are already vegan/plant-based, so you are good on that front. There are just 3 ingredients you want to be careful/change - Honey, Balsamic Vinegar and Feta Cheese.
  • Swap honey with maple syrup.
  • Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is always vegan. A cheaper supermarket version may have colors and flavors added, that could end up being non-vegan. Search for a certified Balsamic that is made traditionally, or carefully research the ingredient list of the bottle you plan to buy.
  • Feta cheese, replace the feta cheese with vegan feta cheese or get creative with some smoked or flavored Tofu.

Melon Salad

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Refreshing Melon Salad Recipe | How to make Watermelon salad | Watermelon and Feta Salad

Melon Salad
A quick and refreshing Summer salad made of watermelon, musk melon or cantaloupe, feta cheese and dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.

Recipe Type:   Salad
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Total time:     30 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2


4 cups diced Watermelon,
1 cup diced Muskmelon,
1 Cucumber, diced,
1 small Onion, sliced,
5 to 8 Olives, sliced,
50 gms Feta Cheese,
1 cup Mint leaves,
Handful of pumpkin seeds (pepitas),
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar,
1 Tbsp Honey,
1 tsp Pink peppercorns ( or Black pepper ),
Salt to taste


  1. Take a large bowl and add the watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber, onions, olives, mint leaves and pumpkin seeds.
  2. Crumble the feta cheese on top
  3. In a bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar and honey.
  4. Pour over the salad
  5. Sprinkle salt as per taste on the salad
  6. If using pink peppercorns, gently crush them and add to the salad. If using black pepper powder, add to the salad as per taste.
  7. Mix the salad well and serve immediately.

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