Watermelon feta salad is bursting with fresh summer flavors. This is a version with paneer (cottage cheese) and refreshing mint with a watermelon dressing.
This salad with Watermelon gives you freshness with every bite. Mint in this salad enhances the flavor and the tangy and salty feta paneer adds another dimension to it. I love Feta Cheese but it’s not available everywhere and hence I usually replace Feta with a combination of paneer (cottage cheese), salt and lemon juice. Serve this watermelon feta salad as a side in a party, take it to a picnic, or simply munch on it bring summer freshness home 🙂
Watermelon is loved by everyone in my family and I make sure we don’t go without watermelon the whole of summer. We consume it in various forms like watermelon juice, watermelon sorbet, watermelon slush or simply eat as it is. I have recently added watermelon salad to the list and yes it’s there to stay! It’s simply gorgeous and you can do so much in terms of the dressing, the ingredients, etc. You have to eat watermelon this way at least once. If you get your hands on good Feta cheese then nothing like it. I have always been disappointed in the Feta I have bought so far.
With the goodness of black olives and apple, this salad is just perfect for one of those days when you love your body and want to only put what’s right in it.
You may also want to check out three beautiful salads which are part of my Healthy Salad 4 Way Video below. Rainbow Salad With Thai Peanut Butter Salad Dressing , Buttermilk Green Goddess Pasta Salad Recipe and Golden Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
Watermelon Mint Salad
- 1 Watermelon diced
- 1/4 cup Apple cubed
- 1/4 cup Paneer or cottage cheese crumbled
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Onion sliced
- 3/4 cup Black olives
- 1/4 cup Mint leaves
For Mint Watermelon Dressing
- 1/4 cup Watermelon
- 1/8 cup Mint
- Few Parsley optional
- 1 tsp Ginger crushed
- 1 tbsp Honey for added sweetness if required
- Salt and Pepper (or black rock salt) to taste
- 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
Blend together the dressing ingredients for a quick and fresh watermelon dressing.
Make paneer feta by mixing together crumbled paneer, salt and lemon juice. This is an alternative to feta cheese. You can directly use feta cheese as well.
Mix together watermelon, pear, olives, onions, mint and feta paneer.
Pour the dressing over the salad and serve cold.