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Vegan Watermelon Feta Avocado Salad

Watermelon Avocado Mint Feta Salad (vegan)


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This vegan Watermelon Avocado Mint Feta Salad recipe is a favorite for lunch or a summertime evening! The homemade dressing is light yet flavorful and pairs perfectly with the sweet watermelon, creamy avocado, sweet fresh herby mint and salty creamy feta cheese.  I also added a bit of thinly sliced red onion for a crisp kick.  Together this salad is so refreshing, satisfying and full of summer's best flavors.


Ingredients

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  • 4 cups diced watermelon (cut into 1/2" cubes)*
  • 1/2 avocado, diced*
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint, minced (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/3 cup vegan feta cheese, diced or crumbled (such as VioLife brand)

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt

Instructions

  1. Place watermelon, avocado, red onion, mint and vegan feta cheese into a large mixing bowl.  Set aside.
  2. In a one-cup measuring cup whisk together the dressing ingredients.  Drizzle overtop the watermelon salad and gently toss to evenly coat. 
  3. Divide between two large salad plates and serve immediately.  Best served cold.

Notes

  • Make sure your watermelon is ripe, sweet and has a nice crisp (not mushy) texture before serving.  Chill the watermelon whole in advance for best results.
  • Chill the avocado in advance for best results.
  • I prefer avocados in this recipe that are just ripe and not too soft so that they hold up well in the salad when tossed.
  • You can add a sprinkle of hemp seeds or 1-2 tablespoons of toasted pine nuts for added protein.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Salad or Side
  • Method: No-Cook

Keywords: watermelon salad

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