Watermelon salad with cheese

Watermelon salad with cheese

This watermelon salad with cheese is a classic flavour combination, contrasting sweet with salty in a tasty pairing. The fresh, vibrant salad is topped with a touch of coriander.


  • Start by making the salad. Mix watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, onions and chilli in a bowl.
  • Drain the cheese, then add the cubes to the salad and arrange on a plate
  • For the dressing, mix the oil, lime zest, lime juice and salt then drizzle over the salad before serving.
  • Top with fresh coriander leaves.

Watermelon salad with cheese

What pairs well with watermelon?
Watermelon is a sweet flavour, so it may be best to avoid drinks that are also excessively sweet. For a truly summery combination, why not make a mint soda with fresh mint leaves and plenty of ice?
Can you freeze watermelon salad?
Salads are best served fresh and we recommend this dish be kept in the refrigerator only. The watermelon, in particular, will lose its signature crispiness when frozen and you will compromise on much of this salad’s unique texture.
What can you add to watermelon to make it taste better?
There are several tricks for enhancing watermelon’s flavour. One is to sprinkle a small amount of salt on top which brings out the sweetness. Others swear by drizzling balsamic vinegar over it. And just as honey goes well with feta cheese, it can also help sweeten watermelon if the fruit’s flavour isn’t quite up to scratch.
How long does watermelon salad last?
If you have leftovers or need to keep the salad for longer periods of time, it should last in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days. Be prepared to lose more of the salad’s crispy and crunchy texture with each passing day though.


Watermelons cubes
450 g
Tomatoes, diced
225 g
Cucumbers, diced
150 g
Red onion, thinly sliced
Red chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp
White cheese cubes
200 g
Olive oil
3 tbsp
Lime zest, unsprayed
1½ tsp
Lime juice, freshly pressed
1½ tbsp
Sea salt
¼ tsp
Fresh coriander, roughly chopped
7 g

How to properly cut and prepare watermelon

Cutting watermelon into cubes is simple. Start by slicing off the ends so you have two flat surfaces to rest the melon on. Then, use the knife to cut off the rind, working your way around the melon in turns. Once that’s done, simply cube the melon according to the size you prefer.

The many delicious variations of the watermelon salad

The mint and feta combination is the most classic way to make a watermelon salad but other interpretations are worth trying. Swap out the feta, add thinly sliced shallots, toasted cashews, finely sliced chilli and a fish sauce dressing and you have a Thai-style salad with depth of flavour.