Salads are healthy, refreshing and can double up as a side to any dish or act as a meal in itself. Summers do call for such colourful and delectable foods which keep us feeling light and satisfied.

Watermelon Feta Salad With Walnut Basil Pesto is one such dish which can be prepared in a jiffy and is so delicious and refreshing, that one keeps asking for more.

For some more Salads, do take a look at the following recipes too…

  1. Mix Veggie Couscous Salad
  2. Chickpea And Sweet Potato Salad In Citrus Dressing
  3. Burnt Garlic Veggie Salad

Here’s the recipe for the delicious Watermelon Feta Salad With Walnut Basil Pesto….

Prep Time : 20 min

Cooking Time : NA

Serves : 1-2


  • 2 cups Diced Watermelon (1″ cubes)
  • As Preferred Lettuce (Iceberg + Red Oak)
  • 2 tbs Roughly Chopped Walnuts
  • 2 tsp Crumbled Feta Cheese… Or As Desired
  • A Few Basil Leaves

For The Salad Dressing :

  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Chipotle Adobado Sauce (Slightly sweet sauce with a tinge of spice and a lovely smoke flavour)
  • 2 – 3 tsp Homemade Walnut Basil Pesto


  1. To make Watermelon Feta Salad With Walnut Basil Pesto, arrange the Lettuce on the serving dish.
  2. Top with chilled diced watermelon and some chopped walnuts.
  3. Crumble some feta cheese and a few roughly torn basil leaves over it.
  4. Finally, drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad.
  5. Serve immediately as a side or just as a light meal!

Note :

In case the Chipotle Adobado Sauce is unavailable, do try adding some honey and a bit of smoked paprika. Be careful not to overdo it to avoid overpowering the pesto!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃


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