There's nothing more refreshing than this strawberry watermelon salad on a hot summer day! It's fruity, fresh, and sweet. Plus it's made with a honey lime dressing that makes all the flavors of the salad pop!
About This Recipe
This strawberry watermelon salad gives you all the best flavors of summer in every bite: crisp cucumber, juicy watermelon, and sweet strawberries. This salad is made with simple, fresh ingredients and the flavors are unbeatable!
Ready in only 10 minutes, this recipe is an easy favorite for serving at barbecues, picnics, or when you just need a simple but impressive side dish.
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe. The full ingredient list and instructions can be found at the bottom of the page.
- Mini cucumbers (or regular cucumbers)
- Olive oil
- Lime juice
Here's how to make this recipe in 3 simple steps:
- In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, and a pinch of salt.
- Add watermelon, strawberries, and cucumbers to a large bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss to combine.
- Top with crumbled feta and mint. Gently toss once more and serve. This salad is best served within 2-3 hours of mixing it.
Here are a few popular substitutions and additions to this recipe:
- Strawberries: swap these out for raspberries or blueberries for a similar berry flavor.
- Lime juice: fresh lemon juice can be used instead.
- Mint: fresh basil can be substituted. This will change the flavor profile of the salad but pairs well with the fruit and is delicious!
- Feta: use crumbled queso fresco or goat cheese if preferred; you can also leave the cheese out and the recipe will still be tasty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once mixed, this salad is best served within 2-3 hours of making it. If you need to make it further in advance, you can prep all of your ingredients ahead of time and mix them just before serving. You can also make the dressing ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
Yes, absolutely. Tasty substitutes in this recipe would be queso fresco or goat cheese. These substitutes would offer a similar creamy, tangy profile that pairs with the fruit in the salad.
How to Store Leftovers
To store your leftovers, transfer the salad to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. While this salad is best enjoyed right after making it, leftovers will stay good for up to 1-2 days. The salad may become slightly watery as it sits; try adding some fresh lime juice and mint to your leftovers to revive the flavors.