Chilled Watermelon Salad

This chilled watermelon salad is the perfect cure for a hot summer’s day. Refreshing watermelon, crunchy cucumber, salty vegan feta, fresh basil, and tangy lime will awaken your taste buds as you enjoy it poolside or on a picnic blanket under a shady tree. It’s a light salad that’s made from only 6 ingredients and can be put together in less than 5 minutes.

Watermelon, cucumber, and feta salad in a white bowl topped with slices of lime and fresh basil.

Why you’ll love it

Light summer salads are perfect for munching and enjoying on a lazy afternoon. It also helps that this particular salad can be put together quickly and only requires a few simple ingredients. Here are just a few other reasons why you need to take this chilled watermelon salad out on your next picnic.

  • Tender
  • Refreshing
  • Crunchy
  • Sweet
  • Salty
  • Herbaceous
  • Fresh
  • Tangy
Watermelon, cucumber, and feta salad in a white bowl topped with slices of lime and fresh basil.

Salad Ingredients

The ingredients in this salad are pretty self-explanatory. Which is what makes this salad so fantastic! You don’t need to go hunting for any crazy ingredients.

Just make sure that you have a sweet watermelon, fresh basil, a crunchy cucumber, tangy vegan feta, and freshly squeezed lime. Done!

Make It

Serve this salad at a summer barbeque. Or as a side at Sunday Brunch. It’s the ideal dish because it’s made from only a few simple ingredients and can be assembled quickly. Plus, it’s a hit with grown ups and kiddos alike.

In a large bowl combine the cubed watermelon, cucumber, and basil. Squeeze in the fresh lime juice and gently toss to coat.

Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill. 

When you’re ready to serve the watermelon salad, top with vegan crumbled feta cheese. It’s light. Refreshing. Simple. And so perfect for summer. Enjoy friends!

Ingredient Health Benefits

Basil- phytochemicals, volatile oils (antibacterial properties)

Lime- phytochemicals, antioxidants

Watermelon- high in lycopene, beta-carotene

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Chilled Watermelon Salad

Erin
This chilled watermelon salad is the perfect cure for a hot summer's day. Refreshing watermelon, crunchy cucumber, salty vegan feta, fresh basil, and tangy lime will awaken your taste buds as you enjoy it poolside or on a picnic blanket under a shady tree. It's a light salad that's made from only 6 ingredients and can be put together in less than 5 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Greek, Holiday, Refined Sugar-free, Vegan
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • ½ cup vegan feta*, crumbled
  • ½ cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • fresh basil, sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, cucumber, and basil. Squeeze with fresh lime juice and toss to coat.
  • Place in the refrigerator until cool.
  • When ready to serve, top with vegan feta cheese.

Notes

*This is my favorite vegan feta recipe
Keyword basil, cheese, cucumber, easy, feta cheese, fresh, fresh basil, kid-friendly, picnic, quick, simple, summer, vegan cheese, vegan feta
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