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spicy watermelon salad with jalapeno dressing on a white rectangular platter

Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

This sweet and spicy side dish features hydrating watermelon, salty feta, cooling mint, and a simple jalapeno lime dressing.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 263kcal


Watermelon Salad

  • 6 cups watermelon cubed
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves roughly torn

Jalapeno Lime Dressing

  • 1 jalapeno seeds and stems removed
  • ¼ cup lime juice from about 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • Arrange the watermelon on a large platter or individual plates. Sprinkle the crumbled feta on top, followed by the torn mint leaves.
  • In a blender, combine the ingredients for the dressing and blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can chop up the jalapeno and whisk it together with the other ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve and enjoy.


  • I like to chop the watermelon a few hours before serving so that it can sit in the fridge and get cold.
  • Sub basil or cilantro for fresh mint if desired. 
  • This salad is best served right away, and leftovers do not keep well.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg