Watermelons are one of the most popular fruits during summer and possible all year round if they are available. How can anyone ever get tired of having watermelon? So, we rounded up a couple of salad recipes that you can put your watermelon to use. Not only are these 8 watermelon salad ideas refreshing and cooling but they are just as delicious and mouth watering as they seem, or even better!
Cherry and watermelon salad
This variation has captured our summer in a bowl ! This cherry and watermelon combination is everything we ask for during those hot summer days! Cherries, berries and watermelons are in season and the flavours are just at its best. The trick is to throw in some mint leaves for that extra fresh aroma, and you can add in your own twist by mixing in a few other berries of your choice.
Salad prawn, feta and watermelon
This prawn and watermelon salad combination adds a twist to the traditional Mediterranean prawn salad, instead of adding in tomatoes and cucumbers we have alternated for watermelon slices for that crunch. The sweet and aromatic flavour of watermelons creates a signature taste that will make you craving for more. Try this recipe at your next BBQ party and you will definitely get those compliments flowing in.
Pickled watermelon salad
Pickled watermelon may seem quite strange to many of you, who knew that watermelon rinds are edible and could taste this good? Well, if the thought of eating watermelon rind hasn’t scared you away yet, this recipe is definitely worthwhile. Pickled watermelon rind can be added into any salad for that extra crunch and can be used as a replacement for pickled cucumbers or gherkins. This salad is a great side dish for barbecues, or adding in falafels and quinoa is also a great vegan option.
Watermelon Arugula Salad with Chilli Honey Lime Dressing
This arugula and watermelon salad recipe is sweet and peppery which is a great salad for summer. Arugula is packed with nutrients but sometimes the pungent taste might through some people off while others might love the taste. This recipe is great for anyone since watermelon can balance out the peppery taste of arugula making it more refreshing and sweet. This watermelon salad recipe is quite simple since the base ingredients are already flavourful enough on its own that too much seasoning is unnecessary.
Greek salad with watermelon salsa
Adding a fruity twist to the traditional greek salad has never tasted better! This greek-style salad is a great alternative when you still want that crunch and colour in your salad but you’re not too keen on cucumbers and tomatoes. Adding watermelon to the greek salad creates a more refreshing taste where it balances out the creamy texture of feta and the saltiness of the olives. This salad is definitely one to go for during summer.
Tropical fruits with kaffir lime toffee and yoghurt
Having a nice fruit salad for breakfast or as a snack during summer is cooling and refreshing and it doesn’t have as much calories as eating ice-cream. This tropical fruit watermelon salad is paired with a kaffir lime toffee flavoured yoghurt for a more creamy taste, if you like frozen yoghurt you could even put the yoghurt into the freezer and scoop it on once it’s ready. Not only is it super healthy but also so flavourful that healthy eating has never been easier.
Watermelon chicken salad with mint yoghurt dressing
Watermelon and mint is such an amazing combination that you will see these two ingredients in every watermelon related recipe. Not only does the flavours mix so well together but it also kinds of compliment each other and bring out a more aromatic flavour. This watermelon salad recipe will definitely be a crowd pleaser and everyone will come asking for the recipe, and it is such as quick dish you only need 10 minutes to whip it up.
Persian Watermelon salad
This Persian watermelon salad is quick and easy using little ingredients for a complex flavour. The thick cut watermelon slices and rocket or spinach leaves with some chopped parsley is a delicious combination that is loaded with electrolytes and nutrients perfect for a hot summer day. Enjoy this watermelon salad on its own or accompanied with some barbecued sweet corn and roasted summer vegetables. Adding some feta, chopped bacon pieces or sunflower seeds can add more texture to this recipe.