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Watermelon feta salad - Dr. Axe

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This watermelon feta salad has ingredients that, at first glance, might not seem like they go together. Watermelon and pistachios? Kale and feta? Trust me when I say that this watermelon salad is about to become a new favorite!




  • 3 cups arugula
  • 3 lacinato kale leaves, stems removed, chopped/massaged
  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed and seeds removed
  • ½ cup cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup mini kumato tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup goat feta
  • ¼ cup pistachios, crushed
  • 3 sprigs mint, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped


  • 3 tablespoons coconut vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon maple sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper


  1. Mix together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. On 3–4 plates, add the arugula and kale.
  3. Add the watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, goat feta and pistachios.
  4. Top with mint and green onion.
  5. Drizzle on dressing and serve.


Enjoy this fresh watermelon salad all summer long for lunch or dinner. Make it heartier by pairing it with grilled chicken or fish.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 391
  • Sugar: 11.4g
  • Sodium: 263mg
  • Fat: 34.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 26.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.5g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg

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