Watermelon Salad with Feta

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  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice and harissa and season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the watermelon slices on a platter and sprinkle with the onion, parsley, olives and feta.
  • Drizzle the dressing on top and serve.

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  1. JustJanS
    Thanks Dancer^ for another great recipe. I have to tell you I hate watermelon, but after having a similar dish at a friends, I'm converted (in this salad only;-)) I made a half recipe for an appetiser for us last night. It's sweet, salty, sour, hot, has some really interesting textures, and is so simple to assemble. The other version I ate of this included mint leaves, so I added some to yours Dancer^. I also used a generous grinding of sea salt which it seemed to need. There are a few of these watermelon/feta salads on 'zaar, but this didn't look too acidic. You want all the flavours to stand out-and they did.
  2. Marie Nixon
    Everyone at our July 4th barbecue liked this salad. I brought all of the components packed separately and then just before eating, tossed everything together. I just now realized that I forgot the lemon juice in the dressing. Even without the lemon juice, the salad was very good.
  3. rosslare
    Love it! I used a whole large red sweet onion and a bit more feta. And plenty salt and black pepper. Winning combination!
  4. Messy44
    Not giving star rating as there was nothing wrong with this recipe at all, we just didn't care for the combination of flavors. It was very easy to make and interesting to try, though! Thanks.
  5. shimmerchk
    Wow, wow wow! I have been eyeing this recipe and ones like it for awhile and finally made it today. It is absolutely delicious. I can not stop eating it! I omitted the red onion and added toasted pine nuts, and kalamata olives. I cubed the watermelon and just tossed it all together. It is a great balance of salty, sour, hot, sweet. Yummy! I cannot wait to make this for guests. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic recipe!


  1. SunsetHappy
    Oh, sweet and salty, how I love thee. This salad was a dream. Seriously fabulous. I took the advice of another review and subbed in half rice vinegar for the olive oil and I think the added tartness went well with the lemon. I also did not have red onion so used green, and no parsley so I chopped up some arugula and tossed that in. I fought for my fair share, that is for sure! Thanks for such a winner that's sure to be a summer staple!
  2. CaryBiermann
    This is the best recipe yet for summer sumptuousness! I added 1/4 cup rice vinegar to cut the oil in the dressing and fresh mint instead of parsley. My family was licking the salad bowl after it was empty!! What a hit!!
  3. deuelkathryn
    This recipe is worth every star. Loved it!! I've tried a variety of feta and watermelon recipes and some call for balsamic vinegar and it seems to be the dominant flavor. This salad was the perfect blend of tastes. I did use black olives in water and a few shakes of red pepper flakes instead of hot sauce and it was fine. The lemon juice and parsley really added to it. Thanks for the recipe!



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