Feta cheese, watermelon and cucumber salad

Eat to beat dehydration. Top up your daily fluid intake this summer with moisture-rich fruit and vegetables.

Feta cheese, watermelon and cucumber salad

350 calories per serving
Serves: 4

All fruits and vegetables are hydrating – especially melons and cucumbers, both of which contain over 90 percent water, making them a healthy way to add fluid to your diet on hot summer days.

This light salad is also a great source of calcium for healthy bones (along with a little summer sun for vitamin D) and a source of protein. Sunflower seeds add extra fibre and magnesium to this dish.


For the salad

  • 1 small cucumber, halved, de-seeded and sliced
  • Half watermelon, peeled, de-seeded and cut into small chunks
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and cut into small chunks
  • 200g feta cheese, crumbled into small pieces
  • 50g pitted black olives, halved
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 small handful of mint, chopped

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Sea salt, to season
  • Black pepper, to season


  1. Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss to combine.
  2. Whisk the olive oil and lemon and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.

Rob Hobson is a registered nutritionist and Healthspan’s head of nutrition. His new book ‘The Detox Kitchen Bible’ is available on Amazon or visit robhobson.co.uk for more recipe ideas.

Last modified: June 10, 2021

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