The best watermelon and feta salad is served at the Sopwell House in St. Albans, outside of London. Served with fresh basil and mint chiffonade, it's absolutely delicious. #salad #watermelon #feta #summersalad #recipe

The Best Watermelon and Feta Salad

The best watermelon and feta salad I've ever tried is served at the Sopwell House in St. Albans, just outside of London. The chef, Gopi Chandran, has shared his recipe with us.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Keyword watermelon and feta salad
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 148kcal


  • 1/4 Watermelon skin removed and diced 1 inch thick
  • 200 g Feta Cheese diced or crumbled
  • 50 g Kalamata Olives pitted
  • 1 Red Chilli pepper finely chopped
  • 10 mL Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 sprig Thyme
  • 1 sprig Rosemary
  • 1/2 Lemon remove rind and julienne. Juice the flesh.
  • 10 g Basil Leaves
  • 10 g Mint Leaves


  • To make the dressing, slowly and carefully heat olive oil, adding the garlic, chilli, thyme and rosemary, and lemon rind.
  • Gently heat for 3 minutes, add lemon juice, salt and pepper. It's important to do this slowly to avoid burning any of the added elements.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • To serve, spread the diced watermelon in the desired dish, sprinkle the feta on top, spoon over olives and distribute the dressing evenly.
  • Finish with a fine chiffonade of basil and mint - this will bring out the flavor.


Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change based on your choice of ingredients. This recipe has been provided courtesy of Sopwell House and Chef Gopi Chandran.