Spicy Watermelon Salad (True Meals-Impressed!)

Platter of watermelon, cucumber, and tomatoes drizzled with spicy mango vinaigrette

True Food, you’ve stolen our hearts along with your Watermelon Salad. We’re speaking among the finest salads we’ve ever eaten. A selfmade rendition needed to occur! 

Associates, it’s now your flip to be swept off your ft. Simply 20 minutes stand between you and this show-stopping, candy + spicy watermelon salad that’s so hydrating, recent, and ideal for summer time. Allow us to present you the way it’s finished!

Watermelon, mango vinaigrette, seaweed, Calabrian chilis, marcona almonds, avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes

The bottom of this AMAZING salad is crunchy cucumber and candy watermelon with bites of avocado and cherry tomatoes. Fruit salad? Veggie salad? It’s a whatever-you-want-it-to-be salad!

Stirring together cubed watermelon, mango, avocado, and tomato in a mixing bowl

All of it will get tossed along with the spicy aspect: Calabrian peppers! They’re fruity and spicy and SO good, however should you don’t wish to have yet another ingredient added to your fridge, purple pepper flakes or one other spicy chili would additionally work.

Then it’s coated or drizzled with a creamy, candy, vivid, subtly smoky turmeric mango dressing. Whereas she’s form of dreamy similar to that, a number of toppings take her to the following degree!

Platter of spicy watermelon salad drizzled with mango vinaigrette

Marcona almonds, sesame seeds, crumbled seaweed, and a pinch of flaky salt deserve a standing ovation for his or her roles on this salad. You may not assume these flavors go collectively, however woah, simply wait till the primary chunk!

Platter of spicy watermelon salad inspired by True Food Kitchen

We are able to’t wait so that you can do that watermelon salad! It’s acquired it alllll occurring:

Straightforward to make
& SO scrumptious!

It makes the proper mild meal for 2 paired along with your favourite protein, however we aren’t strangers to a solo social gathering involving devouring the entire bowl. Sure, it’s that good! Don’t decide.

Pairing concepts? It’s scrumptious with grilled fish or tofu, or paired with our Marinated Peanut Tempeh (7 Elements), Smashed Chickpea Taco Meat, or Lime-Crusted Salmon.

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Fork with a bite of spicy watermelon salad over a platter of salad

Prep Time 20 minutes

Whole Time 20 minutes

Servings 2

Course Salad

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it hold? Greatest when recent

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  • 3 cups watermelon, lower into 1-1 ½ inch cubes
  • 1 cup cucumber, lower into 1-inch chunks (ideally Persian or English cucumber // if utilizing common cucumber, peel in strips to make alternating stripes of inexperienced and white)
  • 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (or heirloom tomatoes, lower into bite-sized items)
  • 1/2 massive ripe avocado, lower into 1/2-1 inch items (non-obligatory)
  • 1-2 Tbsp finely chopped Calabrian peppers (they’re fruity + spicy! // or sub purple pepper flakes to style, although not as spectacular)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Creamy Turmeric Mango Vinaigrette


  • For those who haven’t already made our Creamy Mango Turmeric Dressing, put together it at the moment. Put aside.
  • To a medium-large mixing bowl, add watermelon, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and chopped peppers. Toss gently to mix.

  • There are two choices for including the dressing to the salad, relying on whether or not you need it to be fairly or simply style good! Possibility 1: For a prettier outcome, switch to a serving platter and drizzle with dressing. Possibility 2: For those who simply need it to style good, add the dressing on to the blending bowl and toss gently till simply mixed. Style and modify as wanted, including extra Calabrian chili peppers for warmth or mango dressing for sweetness/brightness. We used the total quantities of each.

  • Divide between serving plates and garnish every serving with 1-2 Tbsp chopped Marcona almonds, a pinch of flaky sea salt, and a pinch every of crumbled seaweed (crumble between your fingers) and sesame seeds (each non-obligatory). Get pleasure from!

  • Greatest eaten recent — leftovers turn out to be soggy. Not freezer pleasant.

*If utilizing Marcona almonds, there’s no must toast them. If subbing slivered almonds, toast them in a dry skillet over medium warmth for 4-5 minutes, stirring ceaselessly, till calmly browned. Watch carefully and watch out to not burn.
*You probably have furikake, it could be an incredible alternative for the flaky salt + seaweed snacks + sesame seeds.
*Impressed by True Food Kitchen and tailored from our Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad.
*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with the lesser quantities the place ranges are offered and with out non-obligatory components.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 237 Carbohydrates: 20.8 g Protein: 6.2 g Fats: 16.2 g Saturated Fats: 2.1 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 1 g Monounsaturated Fats: 4.7 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 412 mg Potassium: 528 mg Fiber: 4.3 g Sugar: 13.6 g Vitamin A: 244 IU Vitamin C: 26 mg Calcium: 59 mg Iron: 1.4 mg