Watermelon Lime Summer Salad (GF, Paleo, Vegan-friendly, Whole 30 friendly)

Watermelon Lime Summer Salad (GF, Paleo, Vegan-friendly, Whole 30 friendly)

Hi friends!

Canada Day is just around the corner and I wanted to honour the day with a little delicious creation.  This salad is super simple yet SO refreshing and takes ordinary watermelon to the next level… Since watermelon is already amazing, this is just next level.  You could take my word for it or try it out ASAP!

Canada Day is always so special to me because my family and I immigrated here when I was 6 years old.  We left behind a life that would have never given me the opportunities that I have today…even writing this blog post so I am beyond grateful for my parents who made the decision to give us this life. This country embraced us, and I’m truly grateful for that.  Sometimes I think that people who were born here don’t really understand how lucky we all are to have the opportunities we have here.  Something as simple as clean air and water is something I don’t take for granted.

Watermelon Lime Summer Salad (GF, Paleo, Vegan-friendly, Whole 30 friendly)

If you are on a Paleo or Vegan diet, just omit the feta and it’s still 100% delicious.  I love the pickled onions but if you’re one of those people that wouldn’t eat onions if their life depended on it then just skip the onion pickling part but still use the lime.  It’s totally life changing.

I really hope you try out this delicious summer salad recipe! Please tag me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @balancingandie so I can see your lovely creation friends!  To never miss a post again, you can subscribe to my blog on your right hand panel and receive a freebie too!

Watermelon Lime Summer Salad (GF, Paleo, Vegan-friendly, Whole 30 friendly)

Watermelon Lime Summer Salad (GF, Paleo, Vegan-friendly, Whole 30 friendly)

Ingredients

  • 1 mini watermelon
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint (packed)
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced red onion
  • 1 lime
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
    Optional:
  • 1/4 cup goat feta or goat cheese
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix the sliced onions, sea salt and juice of 1 lime in a large bowl. Set aside for 15-20 minutes. The longer you have to pickle the onions, the better.
  2. Cut watermelon into cubes (I recommend refrigerating the watermelon the day before).
  3. Shred mint.
  4. Once the onions are pickled, add the watermelon and mint + additional salt & pepper, if using to the bowl that the onions were pickling in. Stir until well incorporated.
  5. Transfer to serving bowls and refrigerate or garnish with feta (if using) and serve right away.

Notes

I used a mini watermelon because my fridge doesn't have that much space always but if you use a large sized watermelon, just double the recipe!

I recommend refrigerating the watermelon the day before so it is ready to go and most fresh. Otherwise you can make this recipe and refrigerate it but don't sprinkle the cheese until serving.

http://balancingandie.com/watermelonlimesummersalad/

Watermelon Lime Summer Salad (GF, Paleo, Vegan-friendly, Whole 30 friendly)

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