Watermelon Salad with Feta


The combination of sweet watermelon, salty olives, and creamy feta makes this salad from cookbook author Melissa Clark irresistible. More Terrific Salads

Watermelon Salad With Feta.
Photo: © Tina Rupp
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon harissa or other hot sauce

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed, fruit sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1/4 cup pitted Moroccan or other oil-cured black olives, coarsely chopped

  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice and harissa and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the watermelon slices on a platter and sprinkle with the onion, parsley, olives and feta. Drizzle the dressing on top and serve.

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