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Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

5-6 Minutes


4-5 Servings


About the Recipe

Grilled watermelon is delicious, but just be careful not to grill it too long. If you do it gets kind of mushy and slimy. If you don’t want to bother with grilling, you can skip that step, but you should give it a try. Watermelon paired with feta is a magical sweet and salty combination and the freshness of the basil and the tart acid from the lime really takes this salad over the top.


  • 6 cups cubed watermelon

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes

  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Black pepper to taste

  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling on top of the salad


  1. Cut the watermelon into 1 inch thick slabs and lightly brush them with olive oil. Place the slabs of watermelon cut side down onto a heated grill and grill for about 2-3 minutes per side or until marked and warm.

  2. Remove from the grill and cut off the rind, then cut into 1 inch cubes. Toss the grilled watermelon with the basil, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Stir in the cubed feta being careful not to break it up.

  3. Drizzle the salad with the balsamic reduction before serving. Salad is best made and eaten the day it is served.

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