Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad

Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser Yield:  6 servings
Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook Time:  0 minutes

Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad

Watermelon and feta might seem like a strange couple, but you know what they say…opposites attract! The light, sweet, juicy melon makes a strangely delicious contrast to the rich, salty, pungent feta. Olives, basil, and a little balsamic complete the combination. It all adds up to a delicious addition to a summertime dairy meal.


2 cups watermelon cubes (1½-inch cubes from about ¼ medium to large seedless melon)

5½ ounces feta cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes (about ½ cup)

½ cup pitted Kalamata olives

2 tablespoons chiffonade of basil leaves

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  • Arrange the watermelon, feta, and olives decoratively in a serving dish. Sprinkle with the basil leaves, and drizzle the balsamic evenly over the top. Serve immediately.
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    This sounds amazing…true summer refreshing flavors… what could be bad (and I’m a big fan of sweet and salty)

    Alex 'the Kosherologist' - August 3, 2014

    Watermelon and feta cheese is one of my favorite summer flavor combination because it reminds me of my childhood.

    Vicky & Ruth - May I Have That Recipe - August 3, 2014

    I never had it as a kid- now I wish i did!

    Tami Weiser - November 12, 2014