Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salad with Pistachios

Marinating the watermelon in lemon juice, honey and balsamic brings out the inherent sweetness of the watermelon.  Adding feta, mint, and red onion balances savory flavors, so each bite is a little bit sweet and a little bit savory.

Savory Watermelon Salad with Pistachios

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Serves: 5 Total Time: 20 minutes


  • For the Marinated Watermelon
  • 10 cubes of watermelon (or any shape you want!)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 4 mint leaves, cut into ribbons
  • 1 tablepsoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbsp honey

  • For the salad:
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 5 mint leaves, cut into ribbons, plus 2-3 extra leaves to use as garnish
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shelled, salted pistachios, toasted and crushed
  • Balsamic vinegar over the top



In a ziploc bag, combine watermelon slices and ingredients for marinade. Allow to marinate a couple of hours or overnight in your fridge.


To make the salad, divide the watermelon and cucumber among 4 plates.


Add feta to each plate, some red onion, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, pistachios and mint leaves on top.


Serve immediately.

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