Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

In this summery salad, sweet watermelon is the perfect foil for tangy feta cheese.


  • 3 ½ pounds seedless watermelon (rind removed), cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips (see note)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, broken into large pieces (about 1 cup)


  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, lime juice, and half the basil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Divide among four plates; scatter cheese and remaining basil on top.


Cook's Notes

When cutting basil, stack a few basil leaves (of similar size). Roll into a tight cylinder; with a sharp knife, slice crosswise into thin strips.

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