Watermelon Salad


Rich, tangy, and a little bit salty, crumbled feta cheese adds depth of flavor to this incredibly creative fruit salad. When buying watermelon, look for those that are symmetrical, with no flattened sides. The rind should be dull, not shiny, and just barely yield to pressure.

Watermelon Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

  • 2 cup watermelon juice*

  • 1 ½ cup white grape juice

  • 1 teaspoon shredded lemon peel

  • 1 ½ cup assorted chopped fruit (such as peeled peaches, nectarines, pears, and/or green grapes)

  • cup crumbled feta cheese

  • Mint leaves


  1. in a medium saucepan sprinkle gelatin over watermelon juice. Allow to stand 5 minutes. Cook and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in grape juice and lemon peel.

  2. With a ladle or cup transfer half of the watermelon juice mixture to a 2-quart square baking dish. Cover and refrigerate about 1-1/2 hours, or until thickened to the texture of egg whites (keep remaining watermelon juice mixture at room temperature). Add fruit. Carefully spoon remaining watermelon juice over set mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1-1/2 hours more or until all layers are set.

  3. Top with feta and mint leaves before serving. Makes 9 servings.


Process 6 cups cubed watermelon (about 3 1/2 pounds whole watermelon) in a food processor; strain to remove seeds and pulp.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
1g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 22.4mg 112%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 237mg 5%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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