6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

The sharpness of pickled onions offers a pleasing contrast to crisp, juicy watermelon and salty, creamy feta cheese.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, and let stand for 30 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Combine balsamic vinegar, oil, and pepper in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add onion mixture, watermelon, and cucumber; toss gently to coat. Arrange watermelon mixture on a platter. Top with cheese, mint, and basil.

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Ratings & Reviews

Tangy and sweet

September 13, 2015
Made this for a potluck, doubled. The onions, feta and balsamic dressing add a tangy element to the watermelon. Super delicious, I will definitely make this again. There is a similar recipe in the June 2015 issue but the first ingredient of "1 cup sugar" and a couple of obscure ingredients made me choose this older one instead. But check out the other one too, if you'd rather pickle the cukes, and you know where to get powdered sumac!

harpchick's Review

August 23, 2010
I thought this was a lovely refreshing summer salad. I left out the mint (not a fan) and used goat feta instead of cow feta. The salty creaminess of the cheese really pulls the flavours together.

StefinNaples's Review

July 18, 2009
Extremely refreshing as a site for a summer dinner. The watermelon - mint - feta combo really, really works. So yummy. I made this into a meal with the Quinoa and Pistachio Salad with Moroccan Pesto (Cooking Light July 2009) and a grilled chicken breast. The combination was stellar.