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Watermelon Salad

Posted by  ·  August 11, 2010  ·  Last Updated: August 11, 2010

Baby it is still hot outside! We are burning up here in Kansas. It is HOT! I can’t bear to turn on the oven and I am craving cool things! I gave this watermelon salad a try and I am glad I did. As usual, Paula Deen rocks!

Watermelon Salad

(adapted from Paula Deen)

  • 8 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 small Vidalia or other sweet mild onion thinly sliced
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 – 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • mint sprigs for garnish


In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, and whisk until salt is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Add in the chopped mint, taste, and adjust seasonings.

In a large bowl, combine the melon, onion, and feta. Pour the dressing over the melon mixture and toss gently until everything is coated and evenly mixed. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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  1. Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
    This is a watermelon salad that is simply brilliant. It looks quite appetizing too, and should be a treat at any mealtime. It is perfect for summer, thanks to its refreshing appeal and its rich taste. Family could not get enough of it, did not have to be reminded not to forget the salad as is usually the case. Thanks for this.
  2. Monday, October 8th, 2018
    Oh my! This watermelon salad was delicious – and so easy to make! Will have to try this for my family. Thanks so much, Cindy!
  3. Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    I prefer healthy food! And I’ll definitely try this watermelon salad. My family would love it! Thanks, Cindy for sharing!
  4. Thursday, December 21st, 2017
    These are so Instagrammable and adorable! This watermelon salad looked soooo good, I had to try and make them. I used your suggestion and used 1/8 cup red wine vinegar. Thx for sharing Cindy!
  5. cherylyn eades
    Sunday, May 11th, 2014
    I'm in Australia where we have long hot summers , my mum used to make a salad with just the Watermelon , onion and mint and it is yummy.
  6. Thursday, July 21st, 2011
    I adore watermelon. Just so refreshing for summer!
  7. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
    This sounds wonderful and very similar to my Modern Vegetarian recipe, called Chile-Roasted Feta and Watermelon Slab http://cuceesprouts.com/2010/10/chile-roasted-feta-and-watermelon-slab/ Try serving it with warm feta - you will be surprised how much yummier it is
  8. Monday, August 16th, 2010
    Made the salad this weekend and it's a hit! Husband and I both devoured it. I doubled the amount of feta cheese it calls for, though. Cheese lovers are we!
  9. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    This looks very yummy. My daughter has really been wanting fruit salad, this will be an interesting twist. Love the pic as well.
  10. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    Seriously? Watermelon, cheese and olive oil? I can't imagine the taste. I like watermelon all by itself but this is a combination I just can't see myself trying....
    Maybe it's my aversion of using fruit in salads...... Not sure?
  11. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    YUM. You are making me hungry girl.
  12. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    mmmmmmm, looks so yummy!
  13. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    i am gonna make this for lunch! my kids are absolutely addicted to watermelon right now...
  14. Joy
    Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    My sis makes this salad all the time. It sounds gross, but is really delish! :) I love Paula Deen. She's so adorable. My Mom is her biggest fan.
  15. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    I agree. I live in KS and it is too hot! I got your crockpot baked potatoes going for dinner tonight, so no oven needed! This recipe looks good! Thanks for sharing!
  16. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    I love watermelon, this look delicious!
    On a side note, I'm a faithful reader and can't believe that I had NO idea that you are in Kansas! I'm in Olathe...it's so freakin HOT!
  17. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    My son just bought me a watermelon. I might have to try this.
  18. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    Ooohh....Going to an outdoor get together on Sunday and I'll betaking this with me! Yummy!
  19. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    I just recently had a watermelon salad similar to this at a family get together and it was delicious!
  20. Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
    Interesting combination! It looks so good and I've never had anything like this before!