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Colorful tomatoes and watermelon cubes topped with mint leaves and hemp seeds in a ceramic bowl.

Tomato Watermelon Salad Without Feta

5 from 1 vote
This minty tomato watermelon salad without feta makes the perfect summer salad side dish. It's perfect if you're vegan or dairy-free.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Eloïse Jennes

Ingredients 

  • ½ small seedless watermelon
  • 5 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds for topping, optional

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons red wine vinegar sub apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • Balsamic glaze optional

Instructions

  • Cut off the top and bottom of the watermelon. Place it on one side and run a sharp knife along the rind (like you would peel a pineapple). Cut it vertically into 6-8 slices. Then, cut in horizontally to form small cubes.
  • Wash the tomatoes and cut them into wedges.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the red wine vinegar, maple syrup, oregano, salt and pepper. Chop the mint leaves and stir them into the dressing.
  • Add everything to a large salad bowl and toss well. Garnish with hemp seeds, more mint leaves and balsamic glaze (if desired).

Notes

  1. Optional add-ins: sliced cucumber, kalamata olives, red onion slices.
  2. How to pick a ripe watermelon: first, look for a heavy and round watermelon (the elongated ones tend to be watery). Then, search for a yellow-orange spot, which indicates that the watermelon is full of flavor. Avoid watermelons with white field spots. Finally, look for dark and dull watermelons, shiny ones are not ripe.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g
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