Watermelon Salad With French Tarragon & Parsley

Many people favor salt sprinkled on their watermelon. Feta is one of the saltier cheeses, so watermelon and feta is a logical and fabulous combination. Watermelon salads with feta cheese are ubiquitous in recipes and blog posts. I’m not one to jump on bandwagons but I’m not going to deprive myself of enjoying somethingI just because it is popular.

I put together a watermelon salad for a light lunch. My tendency, as some of you know, is to load a  dish down with any and every ingredient which strikes me as compatible. Today I kept it simple. I resisted the inclination to include red onion, sweet and/or hot peppers, arugula, walnuts, etc., all of which would have been great. There is a large bag of cherries and a cucumber in the fridge waiting to be eaten, but I excluded those from consideration as well. Instead, my salad featured two herbs from the garden (French tarragon and parsley), feta cheese, Kalamata olives and, of course, watermelon. We happen to love these herbs so I used generous amounts, just plucking the leaves rather than chopping them into tiny bits.

This choice of herbs probably wouldn’t suit everyone’s tastes but we enjoyed it.

watermelon salad

watermelon salad

watermelon salad

watermelon salad

watermelon salad



watermelon salad


13 thoughts on “Watermelon Salad With French Tarragon & Parsley

  1. I had to move 3100 miles away to get away from my mint plants! They were very hardy! The deer were here last night – munching on the neighbor’s pomegranate trees. Now I remember why I don’t try to plant anything here!

    Virtual hugs,


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    1. I know what it is like trying to grow anything in the desert. There is plenty of interference from the animals here too. A feral cat chose one of my planted areas for a litter box. The squirrels dig for nuts they never buried. A possum has been digging for worms every night, and a raccoon has been doing the same. Surprisingly the deer haven’t been a problem. A doe gives birth to a couple of fawns in our little patch of woods every year but she has never nibbled on our garden.

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  2. Oooo, it’s one of my absolute favourite salads!! The only thing, I normally use parsley and fresh mint, as well as fresh cucumber. I’d like to try your version with tarragon, as soon as watermelon is in season over here! Yum! 🙂

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