This salad is the definition of a refreshing summer meal! We pair crisp cucumbers with sweet strawberries, juicy watermelon, tangy vegan feta, and tons of fresh mint. The perfect thing to bring to a cookout!
Ingredients Featured in this Recipe
Watermelon (of course) forms the main fruit base of this dish.
English cucumber, a relative of the watermelon family, is a nice complement with a pleasant crunch.
Strawberries, thinly sliced, add a bit of sweetness and more color.
Fresh mint adds a very refreshing, slightly herbal note.
Finally, vegan feta adds tang and zest with a hint of satiating fat.
It’s worth noting that these ingredients and their quantities are flexible! I would think honeydew or cantelope would also benefit from this treatment. If you like a bit of tang, I would believe some lemon zest or sumac would bring additional brightness. Sliced red onion would add a bit more crunch and kick.
Watermelon Cucumber Salad Recipe FAQs
Do not add the salt until just before serving. Salt will pull water from the fruit and vegetables, which will concentrate their flavor but leave them rather limp. Add a pinch of flaky salt right as you’re putting this on the table.
English cucumbers and Persian cucumbers are the best for salads. They have a slightly sweeter flavor and a very thin skin that does not usually need to be peeled. These cucumber also have fewer seeds than traditional.
There are a number of commercial brands of vegan feta available these days, with Follow Your Heart and Violife as some of the most widely available. Most vegan feta is made from a base of filtered water, coconut oil, and potato starch. It can be purchased in block or crumbled form.
I hope you love this recipe! Please let me know in the comments or on Instagram if you decide to give it a try.
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Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Feta
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Diet: Vegan
This salad is the definition of a refreshing summer meal! We pair crisp cucumbers with sweet strawberries, juicy watermelon, tangy feta, and tons of fresh mint. The perfect thing to bring to a party!
- 4 cups of watermelon, chilled, sliced into roughly 1 inch triangles
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped into thin pieces
- 1 cup of thinly sliced English cucumber
- 6–7 strawberries, hulled and sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta, like Follow Your Heart
- Flaky salt, for serving
- Add sliced watermelon to a large serving tray. Add mint and toss to coat. Layer in cucumber pieces and strawberries.
- Top with crumbled feta and a sprinkling of flaky salt. Best enjoyed immediately. If you’d like to prepare this to bring to a party, save the salt for right before serving.
This salad is best made right before you plan to eat it. It will last in the fridge for 1-2 days, though the mint will begin to bruise and there will be a large amount of water pulled from the fruit as it sits.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: One sixth of recipe
- Calories: 47 calories
- Sugar: 5.8 grams
- Sodium: 96.4 milligrams
- Fat: 1.2 grams
- Saturated Fat: 1 grams
- Unsaturated Fat: .2 grams
- Trans Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 8.9 grams
- Fiber: 1.3 grams
- Protein: 0.9 grams
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Keywords: watermelon, cucumber, salad, feta
I couldn’t stay away from these! Great recipe! Thanks 🙂
Thank you, Nama! I am so glad to hear that 🙂