Hello lovelies, I think we can now really say that summer is here! And I have the right salad for you: vegan watermelon feta salad. I love this salad combination, my main staple in the summer is watermelon. I can honestly eat it every day and the kids love it too. And together with vegan feta, rocket lettuce from the garden and a delicious dressing with mustard and honey - just a dream. By the way, I do eat honey, but you can also trade it for maple syrup.
Did you know that watermelon is actually a vegetable and not a fruit? It belongs to the pumpkin family. The watermelon consists of 95% water - well, that's no surprise with that name. Originally, the watermelon comes from Africa, but is now grown worldwide, wherever it is tropical. The red color of the watermelon is caused by the high content of the red phytochemical lycopene. The pulp provides potassium, magnesium and vitamin C.
First time I ate this delicious watermelon salad was in Malaysia and I had it there every day. It is light, refreshing and just great for hot summer days. A piece of baguette along with it and I'm completely happy.
And now here is the recipe for vegan watermelon feta salad:
Vegan watermelon feta salad
- 1/2 watermelon medium size
- 100 gr (3.5 oz.) vegan feta (i.e. from Bedda)
- 1 bunch resh rocket lettuce
- 1 hand full salted pistachios
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard coarse or fine
- 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Spritzer lemon juice
- salt & pepper
- Slice the watermelon in edible pieces
- Wash and slightly chop the rocket lettuce
- Dice the feta
- Peel the pistachios and roughly chop them
- Serve everything in a bowl and coat with the dressing
- Add all ingredients into a jar and shake well
The pistachios go well with the salad and give it a bit more bite. And if you don‘t like rocket lettuce, you can also use another green salad like romain lettuce. Luckily, the rocket lettuce grow very well in my raised bed garden, so I can really enjoy this fine salad every week. It's always a nice feeling to eat your own salad. You can read more about our urban garden here.
This salad always puts me right back into holiday mood. In Malaysia they add lychees instead of pistachios, but since you can only get these from the can at the moment, I can do without them.
The vegan watermelon feta salad is definitely one of my favorite summer salads, you have to try it, and it will be on the table in 20 minutes. Who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen during this heat? I also have some great salads on the blog, check it out for inspiration.
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