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Waitrose Watermelon Greek Salad
March 2021
Reading time 3 minutes
Juicy watermelon, rich olives and salty feta...the fresh, summery ingredients in this salad are delightful together. Enjoy as a barbecue side dish or package up for a picnic.
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ Waitrose & Partners Watermelon
  • 1 cucumber
  • 20 pitted Kalamata olives, torn in half
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 5 mint leaves, finely shredded
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano


1. Put the sliced onion in a bowl of cold water and leave to soak while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Carve the watermelon lengthways into three wedges, then cut away the skin and slice into 1½cm-thick pieces. Halve the cucumber lengthways and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon, then slice into half-moons about ½cm thick.

2. Arrange the watermelon and cucumber on 4 plates, then scatter over the olives and feta. Drain the onion and add to the salad. Drizzle each plate with 1 tbsp oil and 1 tsp vinegar; season. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the mint and oregano.

Cook’s tip:
Soaking raw onion in cold water helps to tone down its pungency before it is added to a salad.

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose – thousands of recipes can be found at 

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