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Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Feta

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Made with some of summer’s juiciest fruits and vegetables, this vibrant salad is as refreshing as it is nutritious. For the prettiest presentation, use tomatoes of various colors and shapes.


  • 2 oz. lightly packed baby arugula (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1-1/2 cups large-diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 medium or 3 mini unwaxed cucumbers, halved or quartered lengthwise, seeded if necessary, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 3 oz. feta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 130
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 70
  • Fat (g): 8
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 20
  • Sodium (mg): 320
  • Carbohydrates (g): 10
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 5


  • Put the arugula, tomatoes, watermelon, cucumber, feta, and basil in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat.


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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • carolfriends | 08/29/2019

    Wonderful flavors and textures. I make of for every special occasion in the summer.

  • brava313 | 07/09/2015

    This recipe ought to delight anyone who likes its constituent elements. Unfortunately, in our family one person hates watermelon and another hates arugula. I won't be making this salad again.

  • kicakes | 10/10/2012

    This was delicious! I took it to a party and everyone raved over it. The combination of salt and sweet plus the variety of textures made the finished dish much more than the sum of its parts.

  • lahupe | 09/06/2012

    This was fabulous. I loved it and my husband said it was a keeper. All the different flavors worked really well together. It was a perfect side dish for a hot summer night. I made the recipe exactly as written but I used the feta marinated in oil and spices in the jar. Delish!

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