Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad

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I love it when recipes in my head come out just like they looked in there. This Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad is like that, I can barely tell you made it but I can’t stop eating it. It tastes totally like a summer picnic but without any of the work that goes into it. This salad has such a big flavor yet it’s so simple. A word of caution though, it really is addictive and you’ll get the most compliments from this recipe. {recipe}

Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad

This Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad is seriously the best summer salad! It’s refreshing, super easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

The sweetness and freshness of the watermelon complements really well with the savory feta cheese and the brightness of the basil and mint. The honey lime dressing brings everything together beautifully.

Try this watermelon blueberry feta salad this summer! It’s prep-ahead friendly and perfect to keep you hydrated and refreshed.

top view of watermelon feta salad with blueberries on bowl

As a big fan of watermelon, I must say this watermelon feta salad with blueberries is on point. As this summer gets hotter and hotter, a refreshing summer side dish is a must!

My perfect summer cookout side dish spread includes this watermelon feta salad, bacon and blue cheese potato salad, and grilled peach and berry salad. It’s dreamy!

My family-approved watermelon blueberry feta salad is my absolute favorite summer salad for many reasons:

  • It’s refreshing and bright, perfect for summer!
  • Great flavor and texture contrast between the watermelon and feta!
  • Prep-ahead friendly! Chop and dice everything up in advance.

Ingredient Notes

Making this summer watermelon blueberry feta salad requires only a few simple ingredients. Below are a few ingredient notes. As always, the full ingredient list and quantities can be found in the recipe card down below.

  • Fresh watermelon: Cut into ¾ inch cubes. Pick a ripe and sweet watermelon.
  • Fresh blueberries: Adds texture, sweetness, and color.
  • Crumbled feta cheese: Adds savory flavor contrast.
  • Mint and basil leaves, julienned or chopped
  • Honey lime dressing: fresh lime juice, honey, olive oil, salt.
labeled ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

Making this watermelon blueberry feta salad takes just 15 minutes or less to make. It’s very straightforward and easy!

Step 1 | Make the honey lime dressing

In a bowl, whisk freshly squeezed lime juice, honey, olive oil, and a pinch of salt until evenly combined.

prepared lime honey dressing in bowl

Step 2 | Prep all the salad ingredients

Get all your ingredients diced and prepped, and arrange everything in a large bowl.

bowl with divided watermelon blueberry feta salad ingredients

Step 3 | Toss with dressing

Drizzle the honey lime dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine. Serve the watermelon blueberry feta salad with more fresh mint and basil, if desired.

adding dressing and tossing watermelon salad

A Note on the Honey Lime Dressing

The dressing contains a little bit of olive oil for flavor and texture. It complements the feta cheese really well. A lot of people (including my mother!) think that olive oil and fruit don’t go together, but you’ll be surprised how good it is! You don’t need a lot, just 1 tablespoon of oil.

If you want to omit the olive oil, that’s completely fine too. Just use an additional tablespoon of fresh lime juice instead.

Add-ons and Variations

The great thing about this watermelon blueberry feta salad is that it is highly customizable. Here are a few of my favorite add-ons:

  • Cucumber
  • Strawberries
  • Arugula
  • Red onions (thinly sliced or pickled)
  • Nuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
diced watermelons with blueberries and cheese

Prep Ahead Tips

I would NOT recommend making the entire salad in advance, as the dressing will cause the watermelon to get soggy if stored.

Instead, prep all the ingredients in advance. The watermelon can be diced 1 day in advance (leave the mint and basil for last). The dressing can be made 1-3 days ahead. When ready to serve, toss everything together with the prepared dressing, plus fresh basil and mint.

Recipe FAQs

Can I cut the watermelon in advance?

Yes, 1-2 days in advance should be fine, but I always recommend doing it right before serving for best results. Store pre-diced watermelon in a large container, so it’s not all squished together.

Can I make the honey lime dressing in advance?

Yes, 2-3 days in advance.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

I’d recommend using fresh blueberries. Frozen blueberries will get soggy after they thaw.

How do I pick a sweet watermelon?

Find one that feels heavy for its size. When you tap it a few times, it should sound “hollow.” Also, watermelons that have a yellow spot tend to be sweeter.

watermelon salad served on a plate

Tips for Success

  • Pick a ripe and sweet watermelon: Find one that feels heavy for its size. When you tap it a few times, it should sound “hollow.” Also, watermelons that have a yellow spot tend to be sweeter.
  • Toss with the dressing right before serving so the watermelon doesn’t get soggy.
  • This salad is best when made right before serving, but you can prep the ingredients in advance. See notes in the recipe card for details.

Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberries and Cucumber

Eat the rainbow when you dive into this Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberries and Cucumbers! The most refreshing bite you’ll ever take, this easy side dish recipe is so simple to prepare and is always a hit at every meal.  The perfect potluck dish!

Refreshing and simple, this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad with Cucumbers recipe is the perfect summertime side dish! Ready in minutes!! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Summer is on the horizon and, even though it’s still chilly here, watermelon is definitely on my mind.  I love a juicy, mouthwatering slice of freshly cut watermelon where it just runs down your arm when you take a bite. There’s something so refreshing about watermelon still warm from the summer sun.

But throw it in an amazing Watermelon Salad and things just get even more heavenly. 

This easy Watermelon Feta Salad is loaded with cucumbers and blueberries for a big bowl of summer flavor you can enjoy all year. 

I love how quickly it comes together with easy to find ingredients and the salad dressing whips up in a matter of seconds.

Refreshing and simple, this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad with Cucumbers recipe is the perfect summertime side dish! Ready in minutes!! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Watermelon Feta Salad

There are some recipes I make and then forget all about them….not this one. In fact, my husband has been BEGGING me for weeks to PROMISE to make this Watermelon Salad recipe again.

Which is not a problem because I only got to take a few bites of this one before he devoured the whole bowl himself. And since it takes minutes to whip up (especially if you buy precut watermelon!!!) I don’t mind throwing it together on the regular.

This Watermelon Feta Salad recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients that are easy to find.

You will need:

  • Watermelon
  • English Cucumber
  • Blueberries
  • Feta
  • Basil

The Watermelon Salad dressing is made with just apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.

The dressing isn’t absolutely necessary because this salad is amazing all on it’s own but it definitely pulls all the flavors together into one cohesive dish!

Refreshing and simple, this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad with Cucumbers recipe is the perfect summertime side dish! Ready in minutes!! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

How To Make It

This easy salad is ready in about 15 minutes. Most of the time will be spent chopping so it’s fairly simple.

Cut the watermelon into bite sized pieces or scoop it out with a melon baller. Add to a large bowl.

Dice the cucumber into bite sized pieces and add to the watermelon.

Add the blueberries to the salad.

Cube the feta cheese into 1/2 inch pieces and add to the salad bowl.

Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

Pour the dressing over the salad.

Chop the basil and add to the salad.

Toss the salad to combine the ingredients. 

Chill and serve

Refreshing and simple, this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad with Cucumbers recipe is the perfect summertime side dish! Ready in minutes!! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

English Cucumber vs. Regular Cucumber

So, the English cucumber used in this recipe is the same variety you’ll find wrapped in plastic wrap at the store. They don’t have a waxy coating so there’s no need to peel them and the seeds are digestible so you won’t have to scoop them out.

Regular cucumbers have a tougher skin that’s coated with wax so they do need to be peeled and they have a ton of seeds. You would need to take the extra step to scoop them out.

What To Serve With It

I wanted to create a refreshing salad that would cool you off without the need for ice cubes. 🙂 

Glasses of water and lemonade are helping a bit but when you want to EAT something….this Watermelon Feta Salad will totally be a hit with anyone that shovels it into their mouth. And believe me when I say….they will be shoveling.

Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad

prep time: 

10 MINS

Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad is a unique combination that tastes amazing!  Watermelon, blueberries, mint, and feta in a lime vinaigrette.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves (or basil)

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the watermelon, blueberries, feta, and mint to a large bowl.
  2. For the vinaigrette: Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, and add salt to taste.
  3. Drizzle over all the ingredients and toss gently. Serve immediately. The salad will give off liquid the longer it sits so it’s best to make right before serving.

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