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    Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe is a refreshing summer salad made with watermelon, feta, arugula and farro, and dressed in a light vinegar dijon dressing.

    Watermelon Feta Salad

    The classic Watermelon Feta Salad gets an upgrade by adding farro and arugula for a wholesome and delicious side dish. This salad is quick and easy to put together and perfect summer side dish. The sweet and juicy watermelon pairs wonderfully with the salty and crumbly feta cheese, and the tangy champagne vinegar Dijon dressing. Perfect refreshing salad for a hot summer day. I could probably eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Watermelon Feta Salad
    Watermelon Feta Salad

    I love eating watermelon in the summer – it’s so refreshing and it tastes so sweet. I wanted to create a watermelon side dish that is also filling. So, I decided to add farro and it turned out fantastic! This watermelon feta salad with arugula and farro is so delicious and light!

    What Goes With Watermelon Feta Salad

    This Watermelon Feta Salad is a great side dish for just about anything you put on the grill. It goes wonderfully with grilled chicken, fish or steak. If you have any leftovers, you can add some shrimp to the salad for a light and delicious lunch for the next day.

    Watermelon Feta Salad

    With farro, arugula, fresh watermelon, feta cheese, and vinegar Dijon dressing, this salad would be great to bring to a potluck, picnic, or backyard party. It’s basically summer in a bowl, enjoy! I can’t wait to make it again!

    How To Make Watermelon Feta Salad

    Watermelon Feta Salad
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    Watermelon Feta Salad

    Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe is a refreshing summer salad made with watermelon, feta, arugula and farro, and dressed in a light vinegar dijon dressing.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 112kcal


    Champagne Vinegar Dijon Dressing


    • Cook farro according to package instructions.
    • When the farro is ready, add arugula, farro, cubed watermelon and cubed feta cheese to a large salad bowl. 
    • Mix all dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl and drizzle the dressing over the salad. 
    • Store it in the refrigerator and eat within a couple of days.


    • You only need a few ingredients for this salad, so get the freshest and best quality you can.
    • Add the dressing an hour or two before serving so that the flavors meld but the arugula doesn’t wilt.
    • You can cut the watermelon into cubes or use a melon baller if you prefer.


    Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.9mg
    Course Salad
    Cuisine American
    Keyword 4th of July, Easy, Egg-Free, Healthy, Summer
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    5 stars
    I love the combination of watermelon with cheese – it’s so unique and refreshing.This salad looks absolutely delicious and perfect for the summer!


    5 stars
    Watermelon salad sounds so good! It looks super refreshing! I have to try this!

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      yes, it’s refreshing and delicious!!

    Jessica Formicola

    5 stars
    I love this salad! So perfect for a summer BBQ!


    This would be a great salad for a picnic.

    Sara Hoffman

    5 stars
    My kiddos are obsessed with watermelon and feta! I think this will be a great way to get them to eat more green veggies! Thanks!


    lovely recipe, but farro is not gluten free!

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      thanks! yes, i agree, it’s not gluten-free. For gluten-free option, you can skip the farro.

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