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Colorful tomatoes and watermelon cubes topped with mint leaves and hemp seeds in a ceramic bowl.

Tomato Watermelon Salad Without Feta

4.67 from 3 votes
This minty tomato watermelon salad without feta makes the perfect summer salad side dish. It's perfect if you're vegan or dairy-free.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Eloïse Jennes


  • ½ small seedless watermelon
  • 5 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds for topping, optional

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons red wine vinegar sub apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • Balsamic glaze optional


  • Cut off the top and bottom of the watermelon. Place it on one side and run a sharp knife along the rind (like you would peel a pineapple). Cut it vertically into 6-8 slices. Then, cut in horizontally to form small cubes.
  • Wash the tomatoes and cut them into wedges.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the red wine vinegar, maple syrup, oregano, salt and pepper. Chop the mint leaves and stir them into the dressing.
  • Add everything to a large salad bowl and toss well. Garnish with hemp seeds, more mint leaves and balsamic glaze (if desired).


  1. Optional add-ins: sliced cucumber, kalamata olives, red onion slices.
  2. How to pick a ripe watermelon: first, look for a heavy and round watermelon (the elongated ones tend to be watery). Then, search for a yellow-orange spot, which indicates that the watermelon is full of flavor. Avoid watermelons with white field spots. Finally, look for dark and dull watermelons, shiny ones are not ripe.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g
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