Quick Watermelon Salad with Feta Mint and Basil

Quick Watermelon Salad with Feta Mint and BasilThis is a gourmet summer salad infused with the flavors of mint-basil and sprinkled with feta and almonds. Perfect to celebrate the grilling and BBQ season.quick-watermelon-salad-with-feta-mint-and-basilOkay, I made this super ‘Quick Watermelon Salad with Feta Mint and Basil’ along with few sandwiches for dinner this week and Boy, the whole bowl got over before I could even fill my plate….It was devoured like crazy and my poor lil sandwiches were left feeling lonely on the plate. I’ve made salad’s before but never a watermelon salad and I really regret it now – This was Fantastically Delicious! best-watermelon-saladWe brought 4 Watermelon last week and they had been sitting ideal in our kitchen pantry while we kept thinking whether to have it a snack or some Watermelon Cucumber Detox juice (click the link for my recipe) but nothing actually happened till I finally decided to make a salad. Now, you can simply chop the watermelon and mix mint, basil, feta, seasoning, and serve or if you have few minutes in hand, then you can make this Gourmet looking salad with simply using an ice-cream scoop or any deep round spoon. It took me 15 minutes to scoop, mix and serve – it was that easy peasy. quick-watermelon-salad-with-feta-mint-and-basil1Also, as we are heading towards a ‘Memorial Day Weekend‘ here in the USA (click the link for more info on it) where many of us will either travel or spend the weekend with friends and family and now that the summer has finally arrived we also begin the season of Grilling – BBQ’s. So definitely try this gourmet-looking ‘Quick Watermelon Salad with Feta Mint and Basil’ for your upcoming Grill or BBQ party and trust me, they’ll be singing your praise. The salad is filled with fresh citrus mint flavor that goes so well with any kind of food and even drinks. I’ve not added any dressing or vinaigrette as the herbs and cheese enhance the melony flavor but I did sprinkle some almonds on top to give it a slightly crunchy feel.quick-watermelon-salad

Give this salad a try and be the star of your Weekend or Party Celebrations!

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Quick Watermelon Salad with Feta Mint and Basil

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 Medium Watermelon

1/4 Cup Feta Cheese

4 Tbsp Fresh Basil Leaves - chopped

4 Tbsp Fresh Mint Leaves - chopped

4 Tbsp Slivered Almonds

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Salt - as per taste

Pepper - as per taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the Watermelon in half and using an ice-cream scoop or a deep round spoon, scoop the entire watermelon.
  2. In a small bowl, mix basil, mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, place the scooped watermelon balls and drizzle with the mint-basil mix.
  4. Toss everything together.
  5. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl.
  6. Sprinkle with some slivered almonds and feta cheese
  7. Serve Chilled.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Appetizer , Salad
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24 Replies to "Quick Watermelon Salad with Feta Mint and Basil"

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    Kim @ Three Olives Branch May 26, 2016 (10:35 pm)
    This looks so good! I am not a fan of fruit on its own, but love it with savory things, so I will definitely have to try this out this summer!
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      Molly Kumar May 27, 2016 (6:15 am)
      Thanks for visiting Kim and I hope you try the salad soon, it tastes Awesome!
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    Jill May 26, 2016 (10:47 pm)
    This is such a beautiful salad. I love the addition of almonds!
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    Diana May 26, 2016 (11:21 pm)
    Ooh I haven't tried doing mint AND basil. Sounds delightful! Such a pretty salad.
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      Molly Kumar May 27, 2016 (6:00 am)
      Mint n Basil goes so well in this salad, you should definitely give it a try soon - Thanks for visiting Diana.
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    jacqueline | i sugar coat it! May 27, 2016 (1:33 am)
    Mmmmm... nothing like watermelon in the summertime and you photos look mouthwatering!
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      Molly Kumar May 27, 2016 (5:58 am)
      Awee, thanks Jacqueline. Truely, watermelon n summers are just made for each other ;)
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    Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon May 27, 2016 (1:37 am)
    I love the sweet and savory flavors in this salad! It would definitely be a great dish for Memorial Day and I can see it going fast.
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      Molly Kumar May 27, 2016 (5:55 am)
      Thanks Annemarie, I'm glad you liked the recipe :)
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    Tara May 27, 2016 (2:37 pm)
    Such a beautiful summer salad! Love the shape of the watermelon. The almonds and feta on top sounds perfect.
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      Molly Kumar May 31, 2016 (5:39 pm)
      Thanks Tara, glad you liked the salad.
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    Kate @ VeggieDesserts May 27, 2016 (3:19 pm)
    What a great refreshing salad. I love that you've added almonds for a bit of crunch.
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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy May 27, 2016 (3:34 pm)
    I am obsessed with feta and watermelon salads at the moment. They arejust so light and fresh.
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      Molly Kumar May 31, 2016 (5:14 pm)
      Me too Dannii - They are absolutely delicious and perfect for summers.
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    Kathrina May 27, 2016 (6:29 pm)
    I've had watermelon and feta salad before, but never with almonds on top. I bet it is fabulous! I can't wait to sprinkle some on the next salad I make. Thanks for the recipe for this lovely salad, as I am now planning on making it over the weekend. Can't wait!
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      Molly Kumar May 31, 2016 (4:40 pm)
      Thanks Kathrina - look forward to you making it soon :)
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    Cricket May 27, 2016 (7:09 pm)
    I'm addicted to watermelon. I love this recipe. Made it last weekend,everyone loved it!
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      Molly Kumar May 31, 2016 (4:38 pm)
      Oh I'm so glad you tried the recipe and liked it - Love Watermelons too :)
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    Laura | Wandercooks May 29, 2016 (10:00 pm)
    Yum, I love your addition of almonds, I can almost taste it now. Love watermelon in salads, it goes so especially well with feta and mint. Have you ever tried with olive oil and balsamic vinegar? Divine!
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      Molly Kumar May 31, 2016 (3:59 pm)
      OMG, olive oil and balsamic would be fabulous too - I love balsamic vinegar based dips, they add so much flavors. Thanks for visiting Laura :)
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