Easy Watermelon Feta and Cucumber Salad

All ingredients for an easy watermelon salad in a large bowl.

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A light and bright summer watermelon salad with feta, quick picked cucumber slices, and chopped pistachios. 


  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 heaping cups bite-sized watermelon chunks
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios, coarsely chopped, plus more for topping
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons torn fresh mint leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Flakey sea salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Place sliced cucumber in a small bowl. Top with vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and sugar and toss to combine. Set aside for 15 minutes while the rest of the salad is assembled.
  2. In a large bowl combine watermelon, feta, pistachios, chives, mint, and a good splash of olive oil and vinegar. Toss in marinated cucumbers, discarding the vinegar mixture left behind. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter and top with more feta and pistachios. Sprinkle with salt and pepper just before serving. Chill until ready to serve.

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