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Savory Watermelon Salad

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Savory Watermelon Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Nothing says summertime like watermelon salad recipes. Put a twist on traditional fruit salads with Betty's Savory Watermelon Salad. Serve this side dish at cookouts, picnics or even backyard BBQs, for a refreshing and standout dish. Thinly sliced jalapeños are a great way to pack some extra heat into this dish. Our watermelon salad can be made 2 hours ahead of your event.
Updated May 19, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups 3/4-inch cubes seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced English (seedless) cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Steps

  • 1
    In large serving bowl, mix lime zest, lime juice and salt with whisk until well blended. Add remaining ingredients except feta cheese. Gently toss to coat. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chilled.
  • 2
    Gently stir in feta cheese just before serving.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This watermelon salad recipe can be made up to 2 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • tip 2
    Prefer a more mild onion flavor? Place the diced onion in a small bowl with ice water, and let stand 30 minutes, then drain before adding to salad.
  • tip 3
    For a little heat in your Savory Watermelon Salad, add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or top with thinly sliced jalapeño pepper.
  • tip 4
    Cooking Vegetarian? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition

40 Calories, 1g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 6g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
10
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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