Summer Salad Recipe – Watermelon, Feta and Red Onion Salad

A big thank you to everyone who left me a comment on facebook this morning about what to do with all those watermelons.  I took your advice, and currently have a batch of watermelon in the dehydrator.  Eeek!  To be completely honest, I’m kind of scared.  But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained right?

But first, I want to share with everyone what I made for lunch today.  As soon as I read Helen’s suggestion to make a watermelon, feta and green onion salad, I remembered a recipe I had dog-eared in one of my new favorite cookbooks, 500 Salads by Susannah Blake.  I bought the book a few months ago because of all of the amazingly simple salads, and today I was able to make another one of them.  If you are a salad freak like me, you might want to pick it up, or check it out from your local library, asap.

Here is my slightly adapted version of the recipe.

Dig in!



2 cups watermelon chunks
1 small red onion, sliced thin
2 tablespoons feta cheese crumbles
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Toss watermelon and red onion slices in balsamic vinegar and ground pepper.  Place salad on plate and sprinkle with feta crumbles.

Amazon currently has 500 Salads: The Only Salad Compendium You’ll Ever Need By Susannah Blake on sale for $11.23.  I have this book and I LOVE it!  It’s filled with so many yummy salads it’s hard to choose what to make sometimes.


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  1. Heather S. says

    I’ve dehydrated it before. The kids liked it and called it watermelon chips. I didn’t care for it – it was almost too strong of a watermelon taste for me. It takes a while and shrinks down a ton (because of all the water – ha!), but like I said – my kids enjoyed it, and since it was free – what do you have to lose? :)

  2. ANN says

    have you tried grilling watermelon? Apparently that’s a popular thing to do. I’ve never tried it myself – never had such an abundance of watermelon that I needed to look for new ways to use it – it’s a treat for us so we always just eat it fresh, as is! Some friends of mine recently tried grilling it – they said it was…. different. Some of them liked it, some of them didn’t… thought you might like to look it up since you have so much melon! =)

  3. ddf says

    OMG! This salad was soooo good! I made it today and took it too a party and even my HH who doesn’t like watermelon, liked it. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  4. Rosaleen says

    With only two of us now, using up even a small watermelon is a challenge. Along with chilled watermelon chunks, I tried your ideas of dehydrated (still going) watermelon and the watermelon-feta salad. Hubby and I both enjoyed it and I thought the leftover salad was even better for lunch the next day. I even saved the rind, peeling off the hard outer “shell,” to use as some of the vegetable in a curried chicken-vegetable dish. Dehydrated watermelon may be too sweet for me, but I do like dehydrated cantaloupe. Try it if you have an abundance of melons. It keeps and travels well.

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