Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad

This recipe is one I learned from my roommates in graduate school.  I don’t remember the exact measurements of each ingredient, but that’s OK!  I recommend you just taste as you go and add as much of each ingredient as you would like.


  • Watermelon
  • Feta cheese
  • Mint leaves
  • Toasted sesame seed oil


Take the watermelon and cut it into bite size pieces.

Take the feta cheese and crumble it.

Take the mint leaves and tear them into small pieces.

Combine these ingredients.

Take a teaspoon of the sesame oil and sprinkle it on the salad. 


Add more of any of the ingredients if you would like. 


I hope you enjoy this recipe and that it helps you live a better life.  I would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below.  If you enjoyed this article, share it with your friends and family!

Lots of love,


About Watermelon:

  • Watermelons are believed to have originated in Africa several thousand years ago
  • China is by far the largest watermelon-producing country; it accounts for over half of all production
  • Watermelon has a high water content (92%)
  • Watermelon is related to the cantaloupe, squash, pumpkin and cucumber
  • There are between 600–1,200 different varieties of watermelon, yet the red/pink variety has highest carotenoid lycopene levels

Nutrient Profile:

  • Carotenoid lycopene
  • Phenolic antioxidants
  • Amino acid citrulline
  • Vitamin C
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Copper
  • Biotin
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids)
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6
  • Magnesium

Health Benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory support
  • Antioxidant support
  • Some cardiovascular benefits

Selection and Storage:

  • Choose one that is heavy in weight which indicates that it is fully ripened
  • With whole watermelon, avoid contact with high ethylene-producing foods like passion fruit, apples, peaches, pears, and papaya (watermelons are ethylene-sensitive and may become overly ripe too quickly under these circumstances)
  • Once cut, refrigerate in order to best preserve freshness, taste, and juiciness. Store cut watermelon in a sealed, hard plastic or glass container with a lid
  • Did you know that both the seeds and the rind are edible and nutrient-rich? Enjoy organic watermelon to avoid the rind’s exposure to pesticides

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