Watermelon & Cucumber Salad with Feta Dressing

How to make a fresh and hydrating watermelon cucumber salad with a creamy homemade buttermilk dressing using Greek yogurt and feta . Try this recipe with a SIP Certified Pinot Noir Rosé.
A Jerry James Stone Recipe




Garlic Feta Dressing

  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 ½ ounces baby arugula
  • ½ cup Garlic Feta Dressing
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Yields 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Add ½ cup feta, ½ cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon parsley, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, 1 teaspoon mustard, 2 cloves peeled and trimmed garlic, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy, about a minute.
  • Plate 1 ½ ounces arugula, 1 sliced cucumber, and 4 cups cubed watermelon onto a serving dish. Plating works better here than tossing as water from the watermelon can make the greens soggy.
  • Spoon ½ cup of Garlic Feta Dressing over the salad and serve.
  • You’ll have leftover dressing that also makes for a great veggie dip. Keep it in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, and use within a week.
  • Enjoy!