10 Creative and Refreshing Watermelon Salads for Summer

Watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits of summer. Since the water content of the fruit is so high, it’s ideal for munching on a hot day. It can both rehydrate and cool you down, especially when eaten straight from the refrigerator. One of the best ways to spruce up your favorite summer snack is to turn it into a watermelon salad. There are so many things that the fruit can be tossed with to create a truly delicious and refreshing dish. My personal favorite is mixing it with feta, mint, and cucumber, but there are so many more scrumptious combinations! Here are some delicious and refreshing watermelon salads that you can make this summer. They will please the whole family and keep you happily eating healthy watermelon dishes all season long.


Watermelon and Feta Salad 1 of 10
This sweet and salty watermelon salad is full of fruity flavor from the ripe melon along with salty undertones from the feta and olives. To finish it off, shower it with fresh-cut basil and enjoy!

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Watermelon, Blueberry, and Spinach Salad 2 of 10
To give your watermelon salad more dimension, add fresh blueberries and baby spinach. With a light dressing, you've got a salad chockfull of protein and flavor to boot.

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Photo by: Brooklyn Supper
Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad 3 of 10
Watermelon pairs so well with salty cheeses. This combination of watermelon and goat cheese is unexpected and delicious. It is dotted with fresh basil and balsamic syrup to make an easy-to-assemble salad.

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Photo by: Kelsey Banfield
Summer Melon Salad 4 of 10
Add new dimension to a watermelon salad by using a few different melons, salty cheese, acidic onions, and fresh herbs. This colorful plate will please any palate on a hot summer day.

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Watermelon Salad with Mint and Olives 5 of 10
Watermelon and tomatoes are the two main ingredients of this salad. The salty flavor comes from the delicious olives and sprinkle of salt, while the sweetness comes from the thin ribbons of mint.

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Summer Fruit Salad with Blue Cheese 6 of 10
Watermelon is the highlight of this salad, which is tossed with strong blue cheese and a strawberry-lime vinaigrette.

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Feta and Almond Watermelon Salad 7 of 10
This creative take on a watermelon salad makes a beautiful presentation at any summer gathering. It is full of flavor and crunch from the feta and almonds. Be sure to pre-cut the watermelon into slices for easy eating.

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Balsamic-Glazed Watermelon and Avocado Chopped Salad 8 of 10
An everyday chopped salad gets a summery makeover with the addition of watermelon and avocado. A simple balsamic glaze is all you need for a flavorful dressing.

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Watermelon and Bacon Salad 9 of 10
For the ultimate sweet-and-salty contrast, add bacon to your watermelon salad. With strawberries, basil, corn, and more, you'll love the summery flavor in each bite.

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Grilled Watermelon Salad 10 of 10
If you've got the grill lit, you've got to give this salad a try. The watermelon is grilled before it is sprinkled with onion, Cotija cheese, and cilantro. The grilling helps caramelize the watermelon sugars, intensifying the flavors to make each bite truly amazing.

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Photo by: Domestic Fits


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