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.
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.
Oh and if you love watermelon, don’t miss this Watermelon Slushie recipe or Watermelon Popsicles!
- Ingredient Notes
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- A Note on the Honey Lime Dressing
- Add-ons and Variations
- Prep Ahead Tips
- More Summer Side Dishes
- Recipe FAQs
- Tips for Success
- Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad
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.
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.
Step 2 | Prep all the salad ingredients
Get all your ingredients diced and prepped, and arrange everything in a large bowl.
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.
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:
- Red onions (thinly sliced or pickled)
- Nuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
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.
More Summer Side Dishes
A proper summer feast calls for amazing summer side dishes. Check these out:
This recipe was published in 2019 and updated in June 2022 to include new photos and information, plus a few recipe modifications.
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