This cucumber and watermelon salad features the classic combination of sweet watermelon and briny feta cheese. Soaking the red onions in lemon juice mellows their bite so they won't overtake the delicate flavors of the dish., August 2022


Credit: Brittany Conerly

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Toss onion slices with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and set aside for 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, combine basil, mint, oil,  salt, pepper and the remaining 3 tablespoons lemon juice in a mini food processor; process until smooth. 

  • Cut watermelon into 8 half-moon slabs, about 1/2-inch thick; remove rinds. Arrange the watermelon on a platter and top with cucumber and the onion slices. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with feta. Garnish with more basil and mint, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/2 cups
152 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 16g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 10g; fat 9g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 8mg; vitamin a iu 1598IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 26mg; vitamin d iu 2IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 32mg; vitamin k 44mg; sodium 237mg; calcium 107mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 30mg; phosphorus 67mg; potassium 329mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 2mcg.