How to Make Watermelon, Feta, and Watermelon Mint Salad Trending on TikTok

Summer is almost synonymous with everything fresh. Think juicy peaches, grilled corn on the cob, and of course, ice-cold watermelon all season long. Besides being sliced ​​into thick slices and eaten while watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July, watermelon has many uses, culminating in a starring role in TikTok's latest viral recipe: watermelon salad.

The hashtag #WatermelonSalad has racked up 5.4 million views on TikTok, with users creating their best summer salads, including seasonal fruit, crumbled feta cheese and herbs. Some even incorporate heat into the recipe, most notably through Tajín seasoning as shown in this video posted by @kachaomeow on June 11. As a friendly disclaimer, please proceed with caution before scrolling through countless mouth-watering videos because you 'll be tempted to drop everything to put together this feel-good recipe.

Whether you want to eat it straight from the bowl or use it as a taco topping, this watermelon salad delivers garden-fresh crunch and, thankfully, is easy to throw together in no time. Plus, it's not only packed with antioxidant-rich watermelon and ultra-hydrating cucumber, but it's also a delicious blend of buttery feta cheese and cooling mint. In other words, there’s a magical bowl of every flavor available for this sunny season. Say less.

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What is watermelon salad?

While the watermelon salad variations vary slightly, the basic ingredients are always the same: watermelon, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, lime and mint. You can also add avocado chunks if you're feeling extra fancy, or even swap out the feta for mozzarella if you're into jam. No matter which way you decide to mix it, the core flavors of watermelon and cucumber still dominate.

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How to Make Watermelon Salad at Home

As mentioned, this recipe is easily one of the quickest to whip up when you're craving some summer produce-filled meals and need it (like right now). This specific tutorial is brought to you by @cookingwithcoit on TikTok, and gets straight to the point so you can enjoy it as soon as possible. Feel free to substitute or add your favorite ingredients.

raw material

Ripe watermelon, cut into cubes (mini watermelons are most commonly used)

1 English or seedless cucumber, diced

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/3 cup mint leaves

3/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 avocado, diced (optional)


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 lime

salt and pepper to taste


In a small bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Cut the watermelon into cubes and place in a large bowl.

Cut the cucumber into half-moon slices and place in a bowl. (Be sure to scrape out the seeds if any.)

Thinly slice the red onion and add to the bowl.

Pour the dressing over the ingredients in the bowl and mix everything thoroughly.

Top with feta cheese and mint leaves and you're golden. enjoy!

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