This vibrant, savory-sweet Watermelon Gazpacho is a celebration of the summer season. Chilled soup? Yes, please!

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I am passionate about salads in all forms, and this Watermelon and Feta Salad is no different! Fresh in-season watermelon is so sweet and juicy, and crumbled feta cheese is so wonderfully salty. I drizzled this summery, fruity salad with a tangy vinegar dressing to make the flavors really pop. This flavorful salad is always in my top 10 side dishes every summer!

I don’t know about you, but one thing that’s never left off my grocery list in the summertime is watermelon! We’re lucky here in Tennessee because you can find the sweetest and juiciest ones at our local farmers’ markets (or your neighbors!), but even if you buy them from the grocery store, they are affordable, especially when you consider how many servings you get out of just one melon! If you’re curious how to cut them without losing a finger, we’ve got you covered.


Here’s what you’ll need to make watermelon and feta salad:

  • White Vinegar: Has a mellow tangy flavor that enhances the flavor of the watermelon without overpowering it.
  • Olive Oil: Adds to mouthfeel, acts as an emulsifier for the dressing, and adds a peppery aroma.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhance the natural flavors of the watermelon, cheese, and cucumber.
  • Homemade Balsamic Glaze: Enhances the tangy and sweet flavors of this dish.
  • Watermelon: This sweet and juicy fruit is so hydrating on a hot summer day.
  • Feta Cheese: Adds creaminess and saltiness to the salad.
  • Cucumber: Adds a crisp crunch and refreshing flavor.
  • Red Onion: Adds a little bit of bite to the salad to balance out the sweetness.
  • Fresh Herbs: Fresh mint and parsley enhance the refreshing flavors of this salad.

What Else Can I Add?

This watermelon and feta salad is so delicious as is, but it’s also great with these additions:

Storage Tips

Watermelon, as its name suggests, is full of water. I recommend enjoying this salad shortly after it’s made for the best flavor and texture. However, it will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. You may need to drain off excess juice before serving, and I highly recommend giving the salad a good toss!