Watermelon cucumber salad is a tangy departure from regular green leaf salads!

This colorful blend of watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, and basil tossed in a tangy dressing is cool and refreshing!

Cheer up your salad game with this delicious side dish!

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A Refreshing Summer Salad!

  • Watermelon cucumber feta salad makes an impressive appearance on any picnic or party table!
  • Cucumber watermelon salad has a healthy, hydrating combination of fruit, veggies, and cheese, that’s perfect for hot summer days!
  • It’s sweet, tangy, refreshing, and so unique, that everyone will want you to make it again and again!
  • Quick & easy to prepare! 6 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 1 step make this recipe effortless and foolproof. Make up to a day ahead and the flavors will blend even more!
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Ingredients and Variations

Watermelon – Look for symmetrical melons with uniform color and the ‘yellow spot’ where it ripened on the ground. It should be a dark shade of yellow or yellow-orange, which means it’s ripe.

Cucumber – English cucumbers don’t need to be peeled and the seeds are small. If using regular cucumbers, you can peel them and scrape out the seeds with a spoon.

Cheese – Crumbled feta adds a salty flavor that contrasts wonderfully with watermelon, but you can use mozzarella (bocconcini), blue cheese, or gorgonzola crumbles.

Dressing – Any combination of olive oil and lemon or lime juice can be used in this recipe. In a pinch, use a bottle of Italian or Greek vinaigrette dressing. A splash of balsamic dressing will add some depth without overwhelming the flavors.

Variations – Switch out the basil for mint, dill, or oregano for a different flavor twist. Add finely diced tomatoes, red onions, and sliced black or kalamata olives for a Greek salad twist.

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How to Make Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

For the best flavor, chill the salad 30 minutes before serving.

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and toss. Season
  2. Garnish with feta cheese and serve.
Watermelon Cucumber Salad with feta

Time Saving Tips

  • Buy watermelon pre-cut from the produce section, if desired.
  • Prep watermelon and cucumber in advance and shake the olive oil with lime juice in a small jar and chill before assembling. Shake before adding to the salad in Step 1.

Serving Suggestions

Serve cucumber watermelon salad with lime grilled chicken kabobs, or a side salad for shrimp foil packets.

Other Delish Summer Salads!

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon cucumber salad is so cool and refreshing made with feta, basil and a tangy dressing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly



  • 6 cups watermelon cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup feta cheese


  • In a large bowl add the watermelon, cucumber, olive oil, lime juice, and basil. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with feta cheese and serve.


  • Use pre-cut watermelon for quick and easy prep.
  • Prep ingredients in advance, them assembly just before serving. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Salad
Cuisine American

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