This vegan watermelon salad with cucumber, strawberries and feta is the perfect side dish for warm weather. It’s tangy, with a hint of spice, and doesn’t require any cooking. Gluten-free.

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Who doesn’t love watermelon?! It’s the perfect fruit in my opinion: super sweet, hydrating, and reminiscent of summer to the max. And it’s also very versatile! Sure, I love snacking on its own as it is. But you can also use it in a variety of recipes, from smoothies and ice cream, to salads.

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As far as the latter is concerned, watermelon salads can contain both sweet and savory elements. Take this recipe, for instance. It combines the sweetness of watermelon and strawberries with cucumbers, leafy greens and a few other simple ingredients for the most creative flavor profile. Despite how simple it is to make, it certainly tastes gourmet.

Bowl of vegan salad with watermelon and cucumber

I squeezed in lime juice (one of the best things to pair with watermelon) and added a pinch of paprika and salt for a hint of spice and tanginess. It may seem very unusual – but trust me, you’ll be amazed! Bring this watermelon salad to barbecues or picnics, and everyone will be amazed.

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How to make this vegan watermelon salad

Prepare the watermelon

Cutting a watermelon into cubes can be very easy. Simply remove the top and the bottom of the watermelon, then cut around the edges to remove the shell. Next, lay the watermelon on the side and cut it in half. Now cut each half into three equal segments. You can then proceed to cut it into even-sized cubes.

Ingredients for vegan watermelon salad

Prepare the other fruits and vegetables

This salad is incredibly versatile, as you can use any fruits or vegetables you have in the fridge that need using up. I added strawberries, cucumber, a red onion and avocado.

Bowl of salad with watermelon and vegan feta

Mix and serve

Now, it’s simply time to stir together the salad. Add the watermelon, cucumber, onion, avocado, watercress, olive oil, capers, almond flakes, lime juice, garlic, dill, paprika, salt and strawberries to a large mixing bowl and stir together thoroughly. Serve the watermelon salad garnished with mint and vegan feta.

Cucumber and watermelon salad

Instructions for storage

This vegan watermelon salad is the sort of recipe that’s best served immediately: if you leave it for too long, the watermelon will go soggy. So, I would not recommend leaving it in the fridge for more than a couple hours.

Watermelon salad with strawberries and avocado

Other vegan salad recipes you’ll love

  • Vegan couscous salad with chickpeas is ready in just 20 minutes.
  • My vegan potato salad is definitely a crowd-pleaser!
  • If you love pasta, try out a creamy vegan pasta salad.
  • Vegan Polish cucumber salad is another must-try recipe.
  • You can’t go wrong with vegan macaroni salad!
Salad with watermelon, cucumber and vegan feta

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Get the Recipe: Vegan Watermelon Salad

This vegan watermelon salad with cucumber, strawberries and feta is the perfect side dish for warm weather. It’s tangy, with a hint of spice, and doesn’t require any cooking. Gluten-free and ready in 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 large avocado, cubed
  • 2 cups watercress
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup capers
  • 1/4 cup almond flakes
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, (around 2 limes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 oz strawberries
  • 1/2 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup vegan feta

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • Prepare the watermelon. Remove the top and the bottom of the watermelon, then cut around the edges to remove the shell. Next, lay the watermelon on the side and cut it in half. Now cut each half into three equal segments. You can then proceed to cut it into even-sized cubes.
  • To a mixing bowl, add the watermelon, cucumber, onion, avocado, watercress, olive oil, capers, almond flakes, lime juice, garlic, dill, paprika, salt and strawberries to a large mixing bowl and stir together thoroughly.
  • Serve the watermelon salad garnished with mint and vegan feta.
Calories: 311kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 662mg, Potassium: 1017mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 39g, Vitamin A: 4046IU, Vitamin C: 81mg, Calcium: 129mg, Iron: 3mg
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