How To Make Watermelon, Feta Cheese & Pomegranate Salad By Honest Mum

Updated post.

This is a super refreshing salad that will transport you back to summer whatever the weather (looks outside at the rain). Colourful, packed full of vitamins and nutritious too, it’s just the ticket during the warmer months.

watermelon, feta and pomegranate salad

The marriage of the creamy feta against the sweet watermelon and tangy pomegranate makes for a flavoursome salad. Being plant-based, I enjoy this without the cheese.

I’ve used basil leaves here to add some sharpness but any salad leaves will work well. Raw spinach is another favourite!

feta and watermelon salad-love carb


Serves 2 (multiply for more)

  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 3 handfuls of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 a pomegranate, peeled, seeds removed
  • 4 slices of watermelon
  • 60g feta cheese (or more if you wish)
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • balsamic glaze/lime
  • pinch rock salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Ingredients if you choose to make the balsamic glaze

  • 250ml of Modena balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of an unrefined sweetener, I use honey but you could also use coconut sugar or maple syrup.


If making the glaze, start with that.

Add vinegar and honey to a medium sized pan. Bring to a simmer over a medium high heat then adjust to a low heat for around 10-15 minutes whilst the liquid thickens and reduces.

Keep an eye on the syrup so it doesn’t burn. Reduce until you reach your desired thickness and then store in a glass bottle.

If you are using shop bought arrange the salad first.

In a bowl place all the ingredients together all the ingredients, adding the cheese last. Drizzle the olive oil, balsamic glaze and season.

I also made the salad without the glaze using an olive oil and lime dressing with salt and pepper.

feta cheese, basil, pomegranate salad

feta salad

Let me know if you make it.

pretty summer salad with watermelon and feta


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  2. Jenny | Jenny on a Plate

    This looks so refreshing and tasty! I’ve got a pomegranate in the fridge that I need to find something to do with… ooh and I have some feta! I am on it! x
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  3. Sarah (@tamingtwins)

    This looks amazing and so refreshing! Perfect for brightening up these dull days. Hope you’re having a lovely holiday xx
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  4. Alison

    That looks glorious. I don’t think I’ve had any watermelon or pomegranate this summer — I might just have to rectify that situation. Thank you for running the linky.
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  5. Gemma

    Looks lovely thanks for sharing! Gemma xxx
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  6. International Elf Service

    Oh YUM!!! I make something similar using lime juice and fresh mint. Love the idea of the balsamic glaze 🙂
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  7. Jenny Paulin

    this looks so refreshing and healthy and colourful x
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  8. becky

    This looks amazing Vicki! It just SCREAMS summer! Will give this a try, I am crazy over watermelon right now!

    Thanks for hosting, #TastyTuesdays
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  9. Miss Polkadot

    I’m not usually a salad person but that looks like an interesting creation. With the watermelon and cucumber it would be a great hydrating dish.
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  10. Mimiroseandme

    This looks delicious. I love feta and watermelon. I can’t wait to give this a go. Thanks for posting xxx
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  11. Daniella

    Wow this looks incredible and so simple too. I’ll be trying this over the weekend as my son adores watermelon.

  12. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    Gosh this looks so fresh juicy and vibrant it is jumping out of the computer and shouting at me to eat it! I would really enjoy this!
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  13. Ginny

    Ooh that looks gorgeous, and so refreshing! Not sure I have enough patience to de-seed pomegranates but I’m sure I can find some already done.

  14. Kandy @messyhumbugs

    This dish looks so deliciously fresh. I’m currently on a vegetarian diet and love trying all different salads. I will definitely be adding this one to my list! 🙂
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  15. Emma T

    I’m not usually a water melon fan, but this does look and sound good especially with the basil. I’d have thought that would be too much, but mixing it with other leaves would also work well.
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  16. My Family Ties

    That salad looks amazing so refreshing for Summer too. Thanks for hosting it’s been a while but I am really enjoying sharing some of my recipe posts on my blog again 🙂
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  17. Alison

    That looks really tasty, loving the addition of watermelon
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  18. Zeyna - Mummy On My MInd

    This looks delicious! I have been having plenty of watermelons lately, and this is another great way I could eat them! #tastytuesdays
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  19. K's Mum

    This looks so delicious and refreshing! I love pomegranate and have not tried it in a salad. Should definitely try this one. 🙂 #tastytuesday

  20. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    Thank you for hosting #TastyTuesdays – it’s my first week linking up here 🙂 I hope you are enjoying holidays as we speak, I’m looking forward to your tasty recipes when you get home! x
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  21. Sarah aka CocoandLentil

    Deliciously fresh looking salad! Love mixing fruit and cheese, they go so well together. Looking forward to seeing your Spanish inspired recipes upon your return. Have a fab holiday!
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  22. BendyMelon

    The colours and the idea of this is mouthwatering. Simply Beautiful! Have a super holiday looking forward to the tapas. We had paella sat on the beach yesterday watching the sunset sheer heaven. Enjoy xx

  23. Mandy

    Lovely – this sounds so tasty and just perfect for summer. I went a bit mad for pomegranate seeds when I was pregnant last summer and needed to have a little break from them! This sounds like just the right recipe to make to start eating them again. Have a fabulous time in Spain.
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    • honestmum

      Ooh I know what that’s like, I went crazy for certain foods pregnant and over did it, hope this makes you like them again x

  24. Charlotte Oates

    Feta is one of my favourite cheeses. I’ve never thought to combine it together with watermelon before so I’ll have to give the combination a try sometime.

    Have a great time in Spain. See you for more #TastyTuesdays in a couple of weeks xx
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  25. Emma's Mamma

    That looks delicious! I loved feta with watermelon! Will have to give this a go! Hope you have a lovely holiday x
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  26. Ness

    My daughter loves watermelon. Definitely a way to get the kids to eat salad!
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  27. Fifi Friendly

    This is summer happiness in a plate!!! Great recipe. I have never tried it with pomegranate before. # inspired

  28. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Feta cheese is one of my favourite cheese, I shall certainly have to give it a try in this salad – it looks lovely. Have a great time in Spain,
    Angela x
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  29. Corina

    That salad looks absolutely gorgeous! I made a watermelon salad for the first time recently and was surprised by how good it was.
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  30. Ebabee

    This sounds like such a refreshing Summer salad. Perfect for this hot weather. I love watermelon and feta and love the idea of the sweet with the salty. Will be trying this out – as always thanks for sharing and for the linky xx
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