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Refreshing Summer Recipe: A Watermelon Mint Salad


Summer is officially here, and with hotter days, I’m always on the lookout for new light and refreshing recipes. ‘ve tried a watermelon feta dish in the past, but what caught my attention recently was a unique twist on this Mediterranean classic by Suzy Karadsheh. Her recipe is a delightful surprise, perfect for summer gatherings.


  • 1 small seedless watermelon (about 5 pounds)
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Watermelon:
    • Cut the watermelon into bite-sized cubes and place them in a large salad bowl.
  2. Add the Vegetables and Herbs:
    • Add the thinly sliced cucumber, red onion, chopped mint, and basil to the bowl with the watermelon.
  3. Dress the Salad:
    • Drizzle the lime juice and olive oil over the salad. Gently toss to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Add Feta and Season:
    • Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the top of the salad. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Chill and Serve:
    • Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld. Serve cold.

This watermelon mint salad is a versatile delight. It’s perfect for summer gatherings, combining sweet, savory, and tangy flavors with a refreshing burst of mint. Enjoy this dish as a side or a light meal. Its vibrant colors and fresh taste will be a crowd-pleaser. But don’t stop there! This salad is so versatile, you can add your own twist to it.

For the exact recipe and more ways to personalize this salad, head over to The Mediterranean Dish. And if you’re in the mood for a refreshing drink, check out Food Network’s Watermelon and Mint (Fresh Fruit-Blended Water). Don’t be afraid to get creative and make this recipe your own!

Looking for another delightful summer dish, don’t miss the Scrumptious Strawberry Brownie Torte. It’s a perfect blend of rich and fruity flavors!

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