Eat the rainbow when you dive into this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad with Cucumbers! The most refreshing bite you’ll ever take, this easy side dish recipe is so simple to prepare and is always a hit at every meal. The perfect potluck dish!
I’m back from vacation…..and I’m feeling a bit blue. We spent the most relaxing week on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Words can’t begin to describe this place….but I’ll try. Crystal blue water so clear you can see straight to the bottom…no matter how deep. Bright green mountains, curvy roads, white sands, colorful fish. It’s truly heaven on earth. I didn’t work (much) and had one of the most amazing vacations in my life. My little guy, Landon, snorkeled all day long so now his back is totally tan and his belly….not so much. 🙂 He had the time of his life. And I feel so fortunate to have the life that I do….being able to go on dream vacations like that one but it still breaks my heart when we have to head home. But the memories are here to stay and home is always a nice place to be. I’ll share more about my vacation later this week along with pictures and a guide of some sort sharing my fave spots on the island should you ever find yourself in that neck of the woods.
Speaking of creating memories…..this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad does just that. There are some recipes I make and then forget all about them….not this one. In fact, my husband has been BEGGING me for weeks to PROMISE to make this one again. Which is not a problem because I only got to take a few bites of this one before he devoured the whole bowl himself. And since it takes minutes to whip up (especially if you buy precut watermelon!!!) I don’t mind throwing it together on the regular.
I wanted to create a refreshing salad that would cool you off without the need for ice cubes. 🙂 It’s starting to get hot and steamy here which makes me crave all the watermelon and cold cucumbers I can find. Glasses of water and lemonade are helping a bit but when you want to EAT something….this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad will totally be a hit with anyone that shovels it into their mouth. And believe me when I say….they will be shoveling. It reminds me a bit of this Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Feta I made long, long ago….but without quinoa….or pine nuts….or…well, I guess it’s not really the same but whatever.
I love to serve this Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad as a side dish with Barbecue Chicken and Corn on the Cob. Now does that menu not scream summer??? I can hear it….loud and clear. This, my friends….is how I summer. 🙂
Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad with Cucumbers
- 2 cups large diced watermelon
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- 1 English cucumber, cut into chunks
- 4 ounces feta cheese, diced
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- kosher salt
- fresh ground pepper
In a large bowl, add the watermelon, blueberries, cucumber, feta and basil. Toss to combine.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, honey and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
Salad can be made up to 8 hours in advance. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.