Watermelon, Spinach and Feta Cheese Salad with Basil Recipe – The Flavours of The Summer!

watermelon spinach salad

This has been my favourite salad in the past few weeks, it’s so yummy and bursting with flavours that it does make a perfect, standalone, light meal. Like lunch – especially in the hot weather. Gives lots of energy and trust me – I’m normally hungry all the time – it is quite fulfilling. It’s super healthy an nourishing as well: the spinach being packed with Vitamin K, A and C, folate, as well as known for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities.

The combination of the watermelon, creamy and tangy feta cheese and the fresh veggies and herbs results in a total flavour burst – this has to be one of my favourite summer salad recipes. You can sprinkle it with toasted pine nuts and other salad seeds like poppy, linseed and sunflower seeds for some extra crunchiness. 

The first time I made this salad I actually served it as a starter – but it was just so yummy that I ended up having nothing else but this salad for that meal.

Enjoy this lovely, flavoursome, summer salad recipe.

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Spinach, Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Yummy summer salad - a full meal and full of flavours!

Course: Salad
Keyword: Spinach, Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad, watermelon salad
  • 150 gram fresh baby spinach washed
  • 300 gram cubed watermelon about 1/3 of a small watermelon
  • 4-5 pieces radish thinly sliced
  • handful cherry tomatoes halved
  • 200 gram feta cheese crumbled
  • handful pine nuts toasted
  • handful gourmet salad seeds optional
  • 2 tsp virgin olive oil
  • handful fresh basil leaves
  1. Place the ingredients in a large bowl: spinach, watermelon, radish, cherry tomatoes, basil. Toss with olive oil. Combine well.

    Toast the pine nuts in a small frying pan. 

    Crumble the feta cheese on the top of the salad, sprinkle with pine nuts and salad seeds. (Poppy seeds, linseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds.)

    Serve it immediately.

    watermelon spinach salad

Watermelon, Spinach and Feta Cheese Salad with Basil Recipe- The Flavours of The Summer!

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ChelseaMamma August 7, 2018 - 9:04 am

Would never have thought to add watermelon to a salad but it looks so refreshing, especially in this heat

rhianwestbury August 8, 2018 - 5:27 am

I would never think to add fruit especially watermelon but it does look pretty tasty x

eva.katona@yahoo.com August 14, 2018 - 3:04 pm

I absolutely love veg-fruit-cheese salads, my favourites!

Leigh Travers August 8, 2018 - 12:22 pm

I absolutely love watermelon and have never considered adding it to a salad before but I will now! Tempted to make this with vegan feta!

eva.katona@yahoo.com August 14, 2018 - 3:05 pm

Yes, I think you can swap it for vegan feta I think, it’s the same salty cheesy taste.

Anonymous August 8, 2018 - 3:49 pm

I love how vibrant this dish looks. Also the watermelon is the perfect pairing to the strong feta x

Jenni August 8, 2018 - 8:20 pm

I wouldn’t have put these flavours together but it looks amazing, definitely need to try

Helen August 8, 2018 - 8:25 pm

This looks SO good! I would never have thought to add watermelon to a salad. It’s sounds a perfect light and refreshing meal for the summer.

Kaz & Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex) August 9, 2018 - 7:15 pm

Oh this looks delicious – I have never had watermelon in a salad before. Kaz

eva.katona@yahoo.com August 14, 2018 - 3:00 pm

You should try it it’s surprisingly yummy.

Ali - We Made This Life August 10, 2018 - 9:09 am

Oh I love salads in the summer! I’ve not tried this combo but watermelon and feta sounds delicious!

Rachael August 10, 2018 - 7:51 pm

Oh lovely, I’ve never had watermelon in a salad before. It sounds really fresh and healthy.


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