Simple Summer Watermelon Salad


Summer doesn’t really begin for me until I take my first bite of watermelon. Ok, that’s an exaggeration. Summer begins sometime between my first horrible sunburn of the season and my favorite baseball team adding a handful of their best players to the disabled list. But somewhere in there is the first bite of watermelon, and it’s glorious. Apart from being a delicious summertime snack, watermelon is a truly versatile fruit. It can be enjoyed on its own, or muddled in a cocktail, or, as with this recipe, dressed up as the main ingredient in a salad.

I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not a master chef. I’m impatient and a little clumsy and I tend to overcook meat and poultry. Simple ingredient dishes are where I truly shine, mostly because the ingredients do all the work for me. Farmers Markets are my best friend. This salad is quick to prepare and great for a summer BBQ or cookout. Enjoy!


  • 3½ cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1½  limes
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup mint chiffonade
  • Salt to taste


  1. Combine watermelon, mint, and feta in a large salad bowl
  2. Squeeze lime juice over combined ingredients
  3. Sprinkle salt to taste



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