Haaniyah Al Khalil
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Watermelon and Feta Salad Recipe

Watermelon, feta cheese and Serrano chili are an amazing yet delicious fusion of ingredients that can make a healthy starter salad, tasty snack meal, or a light main course. Here is a simple and easy-to-make watermelon and feta salad recipe, which is perfect to eat in summer. This refreshing dish combines the fresh watermelon with tasty feta cheese, chiles, and arugula. It is sweet, salty, tangy and cool because of its interesting ingredients. This salad can double the taste of your meal, as well as never let you down for the day.

How to Make This Watermelon and Feta Salad?

Check out the ingredients and cooking directions of this recipe to make this salad in a perfect manner. Give a try to this appetizing recipe and serve it with grilled chicken or as a dainty dessert.


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  • Watermelon —– 1 small, seedless
  • Feta cheese —– 1⁄3 lb (12 slices)
  • Arugula —- 1 bunch
  • Olive oil —- 1 cup
  • Fresh lime juice —- 2 tablespoons
  • Vinegar —– 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh thyme —– 2 teaspoons, chopped
  • Shallot —– 1 small, minced
  • Serrano chili —- 1, stemmed and sliced into small half-rounds
  • Salt to taste
  • Sliced Serrano and lime to garnish

Servings: 12 yields

Preparation Time: 45 minutes


  • Pour olive oil, lime juice, thyme, vinegar, shallot and Serrano Chile in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well to make a nice salad dressing (vinaigrette).
  • Add salt to taste and refrigerate it to chill.
  • Remove rind from watermelon and cut it into 3″ square slices.
  • To assemble the salad, layer one piece of watermelon on one piece of feta cheese. Repeat it until all the slices of watermelon and feta cheese are coated. Or just combine the small pieces of watermelon and feta cheese in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle Serrano chile vinaigrette over the slices.
  • Garnish this salad with arugula, sliced Serrano chile, and lime. Enjoy!!
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Haniyah Al Khalil is a UAE-based food expert who is passionate for food and food recipes. She left her job in 2006 and devoted her time to explore culinary style, Emirati food culture and cuisine recipes. She shares her delicious and easy-to-make recipes on Papaorder Blog. You can subscribe Papaorder Blog to read her food recipes.

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