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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. Easy and quick to make with just a handful of ingredients, this vegetarian salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks and cook outs.

    Watermelon Feta Salad served in a white bowl

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    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!

    This salad is perfect to serve alongside my grilled chicken kebabs and sous vide steak.

    Ingredients You Will Need

    • Farro
    • Arugula
    • Watermelon
    • Feta

    For the dressing

    • Champagne vinegar
    • Balsamic vinegar
    • Dijon mustard
    • Honey
    • Salt and pepper
    Watermelon Feta Salad ready to eat

    How To Make 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 salad is so delicious and light!

    • 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. 
    A fork in the bowl of salad

    What Goes With Watermelon Feta Salad

    This 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.

    How Long Does It Keep?

    If you are planning to make this watermelon feta salad ahead of time, it’s best not to add he dressing straight away so that the arugula doesn’t wilt. The dressing can be made up to a week ahead of time and stored in a jar in the fridge for up to a week. The dressing can be kept covered in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

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

    Champagne Dijon Dressing

    The dressing for this salad ties together all of the flavors wonderfully. I often make a double batch to use on other salads throughout the week. If you shake the ingerdients together in a mason jar, you can store it right in the fridge so it’s ready to use.

    I rarely buy store bought dressings as it’s so easy to make your own, and much cheaper!

    Watermelon Feta Salad served in a bowl next to a spoon

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • 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.

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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

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    INGREDIENTS

    Champagne Vinegar Dijon Dressing

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • 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.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • 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.

    NUTRITION

    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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    Aug 29, 2017 | Updated: May 08, 2024

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    5 from 4 votes

    Comments

    Natalie

    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!

    Shanika

    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!

    Sandi

    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!

    s.

    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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