Watermelon, Blueberries, Apples, Feta, and a fresh lemon mint dressing combine to make this a refreshing summer salad that is perfect for a Patriotic Celebration! Don your best red, white, and blue, and whip up this amazing Watermelon and Blueberry Salad with feta for your next backyard gathering.
The first time I ever tried a watermelon and feta combination, was for a 4th of July celebration. Let’s just say that I was immediately addicted to the refreshing, crisp, and sweet watermelon taste when paired with salty feta. While that red and white combo was sure beautiful, I knew adding in a hint of blue would make elevate this salad even more! So on the following 4th of July, I tried it with some blueberries. I’ve been making it ever since!!
When tossed together with some fresh mint and a little tangy lemon/honey quick dressing, this bowl of goodness is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Summer time and gatherings are a perfect occasion for light salads that the whole family will enjoy. If your kids are anything like mine, they can eat their weight in watermelon. They were thrilled I was re-making this recipe the other day and that it was part of dinner!
I love how simple this all comes together, and how impressive it all looks.
Let’s get this 4th of July celebration started!
How to make Watermelon and Blueberry Salad with Feta:
Gather up these ingredients:
- cubed watermelon
- fresh mint
- lemon juice
- red wine vinegar
We’ll dice up the apple and whisk together a quick and easy vinaigrette. This includes the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and a dash of honey.
Assemble the watermelon, blueberries, and apples together in a large bowl or trifle dish.
Now toss in the fresh mint, and simple dressing. Give it a good stir! You could easily enjoy without the feta. But I wouldn’t! So toss the feta in last and serve.
What to serve with Watermelon and Blueberry Salad:
Here are a few of my favorite grilled mains to serve with this salad:
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Watermelon and Blueberry Salad with Feta
- 5 lb Seedless Watermelon
- 8 oz blueberries
- 2 medium sized apples*
- 1/2 cup crumbled or cubed feta
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
- Juice of 1 lemon about 2-3 Tbsp
- 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Honey
Begin by preparing the fruit. Chop up the watermelon into 1-inch cubes and place into a large bowl or trifle. Rinse and dry the blueberries and add to the watermelon. Peel and core your apple, chop into small cubes or pieces (about 1/2 inch).
Add chopped fresh mint.
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and honey.
Pour over top of the salad, and toss together to make sure the fruit is evenly coated. Top with feta to serve
Salad can be made up to 8 hours ahead. Feta and mint should be added later (less than 2 hours before serving).
Heather - Butter & Burlap says
Wahoo! Love this patriotic salad!
Emanuele @ guyslovecooking says
I wish I could be there too. I think I should plan a nice 4th July in US.
In The Netherlands we celebrate the Kings birthday, which is also a mad event. Most people just wonder around getting drunk. However with my friends we usually organize a lunch. The theme is always the same . ORANGE.
Your salad is extraordinarily summery, and I love the colours
You know, I celebrated King’s Day in the Netherlands this year! It was so much fun. My family and I were visiting the town of Maartsen and had a great time watching the parade and festivities. The Dutch are my favorite!
Making this for my contribution at my first CRAWFISH BOIL this Independence Day! I KNOW it’s going to be beautiful and delish!
Woohoo!! Happy 4th of July!
Love this salad!! Perfect blend and perfect side dish in summer or even for dessert. Brought for a girls weekend and was big hit!!
Amy Rains says
Love to hear that, thank you Kristine!