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Watermelon Feta Salad in a white serving bowl
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4.91 from 33 votes

Watermelon Corn Salad with Basil and Feta

This watermelon feta salad is fresh, fragrant and full of flavor. Easy to make, this is a perfect make ahead salad for summer cookouts. A vibrant side dish that is a real crowd pleaser!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: party food, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn salad recipe, salad side dish, watermelon salad recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 89kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups watermelon cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded, and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 ears corn shucked
  • 2 medium scallions finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, toss the watermelon and cucumber with ½ teaspoon salt. Transfer to a colander set over a large bowl (to catch any liquid that drains) and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk the scallions, vinegar, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and a generous pinch (⅛ teaspoon) of pepper. Whisk in the oil. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the ears of corn, and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and let cool (you can simultaneously cool the corn and stop the corn from continuing to cook by submerging the ears in a bowl of ice water, but that’s optional.
  • Once cool, use a knife to cut the kernels off of the cob and place them in the bowl with the scallion vinaigrette. Add the drained watermelon and cucumber (discard the liquid), the feta cheese, and basil; toss. Let the salad stand for 30 minutes then taste it and add more salt and/or pepper to suit your preference. Serve.

Notes

The salad can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.4mg