Lighter Watermelon Salad With Feta and Mint Recipe by Bobby Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 15 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (4 lb) seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


To make the dressing, whisk together the lemon zest, juice, olive oil and salt in a small bowl. Combine the watermelon, shallot, mint and basil in a large bowl. Lightly toss with the dressing. Sprinkle with the feta; serve immediately or chill up to 1 hour before serving.


Test Kitchen Tip: Seedless watermelons vary in size. Bobby likes to use the small round variety. They weigh about 4–5 lbs each. If they have any seeds, they are very small. Their rind is thinner than larger watermelons, so it's much easier to remove. Not only does this save you prep time, but since they are small, they take up a lot less space in the fridge!


Bobby's Lighter Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint


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2 Reviews

Yvonne 1/13/2016
This is a great

This is a great recipe. My sister and I tweeked it just a little, we omitted the mint and basil. We added celentro and chopped red onion and cucumber. put it all in a salad bowl add the feta cheese and just squeeze half a lime over all and then mix and chill. Yummmmmm!

Christa 6/23/2015
I never knew wat

I never knew watermelon could taste so good!! So many different flavors and I added pine nuts so a bit of texture too. This is going to all my summer picnics and I will have a bowl for me cause the hubby and son won't try it LOL more for me!!

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