watermelon and feta salad on a blue and white platter with a dark grey dishcloth to the side

Spicy Water Melon Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint! This classic summer salad gets taken up a notch with a drizzle of lemon chili oil, a layered assembly, and lots and lots of mint.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword watermelon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 267 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red chili finely diced
  • 1 lemon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cups cubed watermelon in bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves loosely packed
  • 5 oz feta cheese crumbled
US Customary - Metric


  1. To make the infused olive oil, combine the olive oil, lemon zest, and diced chili in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

  2. Arrange diced watermelon on a large rectangular platter. Top with red onion and half of the mint leaves.

  3. Scatter crumbled feta over the watermelon, and top with remaining mint leaves.

  4. Drizzle the salad with the infused olive oil (do not drain the lemon zest and chili).

  5. Serve!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition values are an estimate only. 

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Water Melon Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 399mg17%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1255IU25%
Vitamin C 14.8mg18%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.