Vegan watermelon feta salad – perfect for hot summer days
36 degrees and it gets even hotter!!! Yaaaay, summer has finally arrived in Germany! I’m admittedly more of an “it can’t be warm enough!” kind of person. When the sun comes out, I shift my life outside and try to get as much sun as possible to fill my vitamin D storage. “Sun worshipper” – I guess that sums it up very well. 🙂
Especially on hot summer days, I love cold, light dishes that are quick to prepare. Similar to my chickpea-avocado salad or my light lentil pasta salad, you provide your body with important nutrients that compensate for sweat loss on hot summer days. I’ll tell you more about this soon in a separate blog post on watermelon. And now let’s get to work on the salad!
- salad bowl
- lemon squeezer
- 1 medium watermelon ca. 1 kg
- 150 g vegan feta cheese
- ½ bunch mint
- ½ lemon squeezed
- 1 tbsp linseed oil
- 1 pinch salt
- some pepper
- First, cut the watermelon into slices about 1 cm thick and then cut them into cubes as well 1 cm thick and put them into the salad bowl.
- You can now also cut your vegan feta cheese into approx. 1 cm cubes and add them to the bowl.
- For the dressing, squeeze the half of the lemon, add 1 tbsp linseed oil, salt and pepper, mix well and pour into the salad bowl.
- Now pluck the leaves from your mint, chop the stalks and add everything to your salad. And as always: Enjoy to the fully fullest!
Watermelon feta salad – the freshness kick
As you can see, you only need a few ingredients – that was very important to me personally for this recipe. Very simple, without a lot of clutter. Nevertheless, you can pimp the salad with a handful of roasted pine nuts, almond slices or walnuts! You can also use olive oil instead of linseed oil. Linseed oil in particular is perfect for cold dishes and provides important omega-3 fatty acids, of which we take in too few anyway! I also like to use the vegan feta from Bedda (Hirte)* – unsolicited advertising, because it’s yummy!
I love the salad especially on hot summer days because, on the one hand, it is not “too light” and fills me up, on the other hand, it is not too heavy and doesn’t knock me out. In addition, you provide your body with important nutrients and above all fluids. Perfect to stay hydrated on warm summer days. Especially water and water-containing foods are very important on hot summer days! Have you read my blog post about drinking the right amount of water?
Watermelon meets feta – the perfect combination
Watermelon is probably the summer fruit par excellence! Not only does it have a water content of 95% and therefore provides you with important fluids, but it also supplies a lot of nutrients – 10 facts you should know about watermelons. Just a little teaser: it contains a lot of citrullines, which is known to counteract erectile dysfunction and impotence. #justsayin 😉
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