Watermelon Salad with Feta and Balsamic Reduction

Jun 1, 2024, 7:28:00 PM

Here's a refreshing salad to try for a summer gathering or a quiet night at home.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Serves 6

2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 (7-8 pound) watermelon
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue cooking it, scraping down the sides as needed, until it has reduced and is the consistency of syrup, about 5 minutes. (Please note, the mixture will continue to thicken as it cools and only yield a few tablespoons.) Set it aside to cool.
  2. Cut the watermelon into cubes or use a melon baller and scoop it into balls and add them to a large bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the watermelon, add the chopped mint and feta cheese, and toss to combine.
  4. Once all the ingredients are combined, drizzle the salad with the balsamic syrup and serve immediately.