9 East-to-Do Side Dishes for Summer Barbecue Picnics

9 East-to-Do Side Dishes for Summer Barbecue Picnics

Watermelon salad

Watermelon salad is a refreshing and easy side dish that is perfect for summer barbecues and picnics. It’s also a great way to incorporate some fresh fruits into your diet.


  • 6 cups of cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped mint.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the watermelon mixture and toss gently to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Before serving, give the salad a good toss and adjust the seasoning if needed.


This recipe is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the taste of watermelon during the summer. The crumbled feta cheese and chopped mint add a nice touch of flavor to the watermelon, and the lime juice and honey dressing gives it a nice balance of sweet and sour. You can also add some other ingredients like chopped cucumber, fresh basil, jalapeƱo, or red onion to give it more texture and flavor. This salad pairs well with grilled meat, fish or chicken, and it’s also a great option for vegetarians and vegans as well.
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