Mint Feta Lime Melon Salad Recipe For Simple Sunday Series

This melon salad with feta and mint is beyond easy and quick to prep! This 5-ingredient fruit salad is the perfect sweet and savory starter for any gathering.

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melon salad with feta and mint on white platter

This easy watermelon feta mint salad is my new favorite go-to for cookouts and summer parties. I kept seeing those ‘melon salads’ with the perfectly circular melon balls that someone meticulously scooped out and knew there had to be an easier way.

So instead of pulling out the melon ball tool and setting in for an hour of prepping, I just cut my melons into slices and laid them in a line on a serving tray. I personally think the presentation is just as stunning and it saved me so much time. The melon salad is topped with salty feta, fresh mint, a hint of lime, and crunchy sesame seeds.

What’s Needed for Melon Salad?

This simple melon salad uses just a handful of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make this mixed melon salad:

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Crumbled feta
  • Lime juice and zest
  • Fresh mint
  • Sesame seeds

How to Make Melon Salad

I’ve given detailed instructions in the recipe card below on how to make this honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon fruit salad. Here are the basics:

  1. Slice the melons and line the slices along a platter.
  2. Sprinkle with feta, lime juice and zest, fresh mint, and sesame seeds.
  3. Serve immediately.
melon salad with feta and mint on white platter

Can I Use Other Types of Melon?

Of course! I made this a mixed melon salad, but you’re welcome to use all watermelon to make a more traditional watermelon feta mint salad. Or, mix and match melon varieties as you please.

How Long Does Melon Salad Last?

I recommend enjoying this melon salad immediately. Leftovers will keep up to 2 days in the fridge, but the feta softens over time.

Tips for Making Melon Salad

I love the way the black sesame seeds look but you could just use regular ones if that is what you have on hand.

I also topped mine with a few fresh edible flowers from the garden but that is completely for presentation and not necessary unless you already have some on hand (like I did).

I prefer serving this melon salad as shown in the photos above, but you’re welcome to dice the melon and toss the ingredients together if desired. Do whatever is easiest for you!

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Melon Salad with Feta and Mint
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This melon salad with feta and mint is beyond easy and quick to prep! This 5-ingredient fruit salad is the perfect sweet and savory starter for any gathering.

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: fruit salad, melon salad
Servings: 15 servings, as a snack
Calories: 87 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 small watermelon , sliced
  • 1/2 small cantaloupe , sliced
  • 1/2 small honeydew , sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint , torn
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds , toasted
Instructions
  1. Place melon slices in a line along a large serving tray (you may need to use several trays depending on the size you have available).

  2. Sprinkle the feta, lime zest, lime juice, and fresh mint evenly across all of the lemon slices.

  3. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve right away.

Nutrition Facts
Melon Salad with Feta and Mint
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1550IU31%
Vitamin C 27.1mg33%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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