Watermelon, Orange, and Feta salad

Feta is a salty, crumbly Greek cheese that’s traditionally made from sheep’s or goat’s milk and then brined, which means soaked in salty water. Here in the United States, feta is more often made from cow’s milk, which results in a milder cheese—but it might still taste quite strong to you, if you’re not used to the flavor. We love adding it to salads, because it crumbles so nicely and those crumbles add a little salty punch to each bite of food. If you’re still not sure about feta, try this salad, which balances the strong taste of the cheese with the sweetness of fruit and the fresh flavor of herbs. You just might like it after all! 

Hands-on time:
35 minutes
Total time:
35 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Measuring cup
Sharp knife (adult needed) Cutting board
Measuring spoons
Large bowl
Spoon, for stirring 


3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 large orange, peeled, sectioned, and diced
1⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, basil, or parsley leaves
  Pinch salt and black pepper


1. Put everything in the bowl and toss. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours. 

Think you hate feta cheese? Think again.