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watermelon & cucumber salad with almond feta

This is the most refreshing summer salad and just like most traditional watermelon salad recipes, it even comes with vegan feta cheese for that extra little bite! The almond feta is optional, as the salad is just as good without it.

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watermelon & cucumber salad with almond feta

This is the most refreshing summer salad and just like most traditional watermelon salad recipes, it even comes with vegan feta cheese for that extra little bite! The almond feta is optional, as the salad is just as good without it. 

But next time you're at the grocery store keep an eye out for the mini field cucumbers and mini melon watermelons to use for this recipe. It's also not a must but you'll get an awesome salad bowl out of it!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword almond feta, cucumber, vegan salad, watermelon
Prep Time 23 minutes
Refrigerate 1 day
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lauren Toyota

Ingredients

almond feta ingredients:

  • 1 C blanched sliced almonds
  • 1/3 C water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper

salad ingredients:

  • 1 mini melon watermelon
  • 3 field cucumbers diced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped mint
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. n a high-powered blender combine all the almond feta ingredients together. Once the mixture is smooth, place a double layer of cheesecloth over a large mixing bowl and pour the almond mixture into the cheesecloth.
  2. Take the excess ends of the cheesecloth and tie it around a wooden spoon or something you can lay on top of the mixing bowl, suspending it in the mixing bowl. It shouldn’t be touching the bottom of the mixing bowl.
  3. Refrigerate this allowing the excess water to strain from the almond cheese for 24 hours. After 24 hours you can remove it from the cheesecloth and place it in a new clean dish.
  4. Cut the mini melon in half and scoop out one half to the rind. Save this watermelon for a smoothie, juice or snack. Remove the rind from the other half and cut it into bite size chunks.
  5. Add the watermelon chunks to a mixing bowl with the remaining salad ingredients and toss to combine well. Do not add the almond feta in at this point, you will add it just before serving on top. Then assemble the salad for serving in the half of the melon that you hollowed out.
  6. Take small chunks of almond feta and add it to the top of the salad before serving or just add however much you like to the individual servings of salad.

Recipe Notes

The almond feta should be prepared one day in advance to give it time to set.

Do not mix the almond feta into the salad before serving as it will dissolve and break apart too much.

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