Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint Avocado and Lime

At 6:05 a.m. last Friday morning, I boarded a nonstop flight for what my 26-year-old sister described as “the straight-up, 48 hours in Vegas.” A first timer to Vegas myself, I didn’t know what to expect. I had a feeling it was going to be fun, exhausting, and that upon returning home, I’d need a big, beautiful plate of this Watermelon Feta Salad.

Simple and refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with Avocado, Mint, Edamame, and Lime Dressing. Easy, healthy, and filling! One of the best summer recipes. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

I was almost right.

I actually needed two things: a big, beautiful plate of Watermelon Feta Salad and a 48-hour nap.

Bright and refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint, Avocado, and Edamame. The perfect summer salad recipe! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

When my younger sister told me that we’d be doing Vegas for her bachelorette party, I was both excited and nervous. I’d never been, and the collective verdict I’d heard from others who had spent time in Sin City was simultaneously enticing and vague.

“You just have to go.”

“It’s something else.”

“AH. Vegas.”

When pressed for further details, I’d receive a diced up repeat of the same phrases, the conversation usually ending with some combination of “You have to see for yourself” and “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

How’s that for alluring and infuriating?

So, after 48 hours in Vegas to “see for myself,” here is what I have to say about it:

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint, Avocado, and Edamame. Easy, healthy, and a must make recipe for summer! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

KIDDING. Sort of. I’ll spare you the details, but suffice to say that I saw hours on the clock I haven’t since college. I also acutely felt every single one of the five years that has passed since I was 26 myself.

Truly though, Vegas was fun, and I’m glad I had the chance to experience it with my sister and her friends.

Fortunately, you don’t need to visit Vegas to appreciate the vibrant flavors of this ultra fresh, restorative Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint, Avocado, and Lime.

Watermelon Feta Salad with Red Onion, Mint, Avocado, and Lime. Simple, healthy, and SO refreshing. One of the best summer salad recipes! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

I tasted my first watermelon feta salad a few years ago on the Fourth of July and was immediately taken by how complete and refreshing crisp, sweet watermelon and creamy feta are together. A sprinkle of mint and lime juice added zip and life, and a touch of red onion gave the salad a nice edge that I would have missed without it.

My additions to this popular combo of watermelon, feta, mint, and lime are edamame and avocado. The firm edamame nicely complements the juicy texture of the watermelon, the avocado adds creaminess, and both make the salad more filling and satisfying.

5
5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
Did you make this recipe?
Leave a review »

Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint Avocado and Lime

Simple and refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with Avocado, Mint, Edamame, and an easy lime dressing. The perfect salad for summer!

Yield: 4–6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups 1-inch-diced watermelon
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into large dice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Place the red onion in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. To a large serving bowl, add the watermelon, edamame, mint, and drained red onion. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Pour over the watermelon mixture and toss to coat. Add the avocado and feta and gently toss to incorporate. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The salad will likely have some excess liquid at the bottom from the watermelon, so I recommend serving it with a slotted spoon.
  • Salad can be prepared up to 4 hours in advance. Add the avocado and feta just before serving.
All images and text ©/Well Plated.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 (of 6)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 186 Calories
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Sodium: 368mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 6g

Did you try this recipe? I want to see! Follow Well Plated on Instagram, snap a photo, and tag it #wellplated. I love to know what you are making!

About Erin Clarke

I’m fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, travel enthusiast, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN…

15 comments

  1. Lexi @Lexi'scleankitchen Reply

    This is such a beautiful salad! You had me at watermelon + lime! I can’t wait to try this!

  2. I am all about watermelon right now. Love this!

  3. I love everything about this salad!

  4. Omg, I would need this salad and a nap after 48 hours in vegas! This looks like the perfect reset meal!

  5. Erin, this salad looks and sounds divine! What a refreshing salad to make during these hot days! I hope you share more of what happened (or didn’t happen) in Vegas!

  6. Omg Vegas kills me. I’m too old now. Haha! I’d be much happier sitting on my back porch with this salad in hand. I’m crazy like that 

  7. I love how refreshing this is- great for Summer eating!!

  8. This salad is so gorgeous! I had the best watermelon feta salad on my birthday this year and I’ve been looking to recreate it :) Pinning!

  9. Lovely click Erin, And what I love about this salad is a perfect combination of fruit, veggies, and cheese. I am on a Raw diet so would avoid cheese as of now but rest of it going in my mouth very soon :-)

    Rating: 5
  10. What a beautiful and colourful salad for this time of the year

    Rating: 5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *