Watermelon Peach Salad

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With feta and jalapenos, this watermelon peach salad has a little bit of everything: salty, sweet and spicy. It’s fresh and perfect for the peak of summer.

Watermelon Peach Salad

Nothing is worse than getting a fruit bowl that’s more melon than berries.

Cantaloupe, honeydew and the rest of their cousins always feel like filler. They are such mellow, go with the flow fruit. And I want more.

Melon is less delicate than any berry. It lasts longer, so there isn’t as much risk to it during transit or prep.

I may not be a big melon fan, but my son is. But I should probably phrase that in past tense. 

Watermelon Peach Salad

Last week when we went to the grocery, he picked out a watermelon. He’s always loved melon. I thank daycare for introducing him to it.

When I tried to give him watermelon to eat, he refused it and requested berries. I have no idea how long this will last.

He’s now on a kick that he doesn’t like pasta. What!? How can my five-year-old, who’s never met a carb he didn’t like, turn his nose up at pasta? Stay tuned on this situation. 

With a big container of watermelon cubes in the fridge, I knew I needed to figure out how to eat it. And I refused to put it in a fruit bowl.

Watermelon Peach Salad

What bothers me about melon in general is that it the flavor seems weak. It lacks personality. Melon can be blah.

So that’s when I decided it needed something bold to make it come out of its shell (or rind). And it couldn’t be just one thing. 

I ended making a watermelon peach salad.

How To Make A Watermelon Peach Salad

That watermelon was begging for salt, heat and a little something sweet.

For salt, I used crumbled feta. I splurged on a higher quality cheese that was more expensive than what I usually buy. Wow, there was a big different! It managed to be crumbly and creamy. 

Watermelon Peach Salad

For heat, I whisked together jalapeno lime vinaigrette. It just took some minced fresh jalapeno to add a kick. 

And last but not least was the sweet. I used sliced peaches to accompany the watermelon.

I mixed all of these different ingredients together in a bowl with arugula and finished the salad with salt and pepper.

My watermelon peach salad was refreshing and perfect for the peak of summer. 

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Watermelon Peach Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
With feta and jalapenos, this watermelon peach salad has a little bit of everything: salty, sweet and spicy. It’s fresh and perfect for the peak of summer.


  • For salad
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 3 peaches halved, pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch segments
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • For vinaigrette
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapenos
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, peaches, arugula, scallions, chives and feta.
  • For the vinaigrette, whisk together the lime juice, jalapenos, salt, pepper and olive oil in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and season with salt and pepper before serving.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1834IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
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