Watermelon Salad with Goat Feta and Mint for One or up to Eight

It’s official, its watermelon season!

Why watermelon is so good for you and How to pick a good watermelon.


Watermelon Appetizer for One

I first had this app at the Lake Jo Club in the Muskokas and since then have Mairlynized it. It is all about how much you want – so use as much as or as little of any of the ingredients as you want or instead of winging it check you can out the recipe farther down the page

Serves 1 – but just keep multiplying until you have apps for everyone.

  • Arrange cubed  or cookie cut out shapes of watermelon onto a large plain white or black plate
  • Sprinkle with fresh mint leaves, torn or finely chopped
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped fresh chives
  • Sprinkle with crumbled  goat feta
  • Sprinkle with balsamic reduction* (see below) or you can buy a balsamic glaze at higher end grocery stores or if you are in a hurry just drizzle with balsamic vinegar
  • Sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper
  • Eat!

*Balsamic reduction: in a small saucepan over medium/high heat bring ¼ cup (60 mL) to a boil, reduce by 1/3, remove from heat and cool, you should have approx 2 tbsp (30 mL)when it has cooled. Store any extras in the fridge. May have to reheat if it is too thick or add more regular balsamic to thin it out enough to pour.

For a measured out  recipe: Mairlynized Watermelon App for One

serves – 1

1 medium size watermelon, chilled, cut into 1/8th  – see below

1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh and finely chopped or torn mint leaves

1 tsp (5 mL) fresh and finely chopped chives

2 tbsp (30 mL) goat’s milk feta cheese

2 tsp (10 mL) really good balsamic vinegar or for a stronger flavour and for all of the foodies out there make a balsamic reduction – use the same amount

Cracked pepper to taste, optional


  1. Wash and cut the watermelon into quarters. Cut around the edges to release the watermelon from the rind. Slice into slices. Half of a quarter will serve one person.
There is a tiny piece missing! Had to try some – it was so sweet!
  1. Place onto a plate – white looks amazing.
  2. Sprinkle with mint and chives.
  3. Sprinkle with feta.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic or balsamic reduction, sprinkle with cracked pepper if desired and serve.
    And viola!

    Getting our Canadian on – watermelon cut out into maple leafs.

    Great idea for Canada Day – using a maple leaf cookie cutter cut out maple leafs for this appetizer.


6 thoughts on “Watermelon Salad with Goat Feta and Mint for One or up to Eight”

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  2. Jo-Ann Saliba

    Love the watermelon salad .. how could you possibly go wrong with watermelon and any type of goat cheese!! Also made the watermelon lemonade .. another new favourite!

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