Feta, Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Cool, refreshing salad of watermelon, prosciutto, and feta.
Stuart West
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
179 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 695mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 212mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Watermelon and feta cheese make a wonderful combination and are perfect in this light and refreshing salad.  We've added prosciutto to the mix for some great savory, meaty flavor.  The ham also adds a little saltiness to the dish, which is nice.  

This watermelon salad recipe is finished with an easy to make a honey vinaigrette, toasted sesame seeds, and a little pinch of mint leaves.  Lots of great flavors in this dish which makes a great side salad or even a light lunch by itself.


  • 3 cups watermelon, seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced, cut into 1-inch strips

  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • Sea salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 small bunch fresh mint, stems removed, torn into small pieces

Steps to Make It

To toast sesame seeds: 

  1. Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds to the hot, dry pan.

  2. Cook, while tossing frequently, until you smell the toasted aroma and the seeds begin to take on a little color. Don't toast too long, 3 to 4 minutes tops. Remove and let cool before using.

Prepare the salad: 

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the watermelon, prosciutto, and feta (or goat cheese). Place individual servings onto chilled salad plates.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, and oil. Drizzle a tablespoon or two over each salad serving.

  3. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper on top of each salad. Just before serving, add a pinch of sesame seeds and mint leaves.

Recipe Variation

  • Use feta cheese instead of goat cheese.
  • White vinegar is a good substitute for Champagne vinegar.
  • Switch to your preferred neutral-flavored vegetable oil.