Super fresh watermelon salad

Super fresh watermelon salad

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If there's one fruit I associate with summer, it's watermelon. Watermelon is so refreshing, sweet and juicy that I can't get enough of it. You can of course eat watermelon just like that, but you can also make a delicious salad out of it. A salad you may be familiar with is watermelon salad with feta. That is a classic combination that many people like. But I have another recipe for you that is just as good, if not better: watermelon salad without feta.

Instead of feta I use another ingredient that gives the salad a fresh and surprising taste: the lime. The lime is the most acidic citrus fruit there is, which makes for a great contrast to the sweet and juicy of the watermelon. It makes the salad extra refreshing and tasty. And the great thing is that it is also super simple to make.

Super fresh watermelon salad

All you need is watermelon, limes and some sugar. No more! You first make an easy syrup from the lime juice and sugar, and then let the watermelon cubes marinate in it. This way they absorb all flavors well. You can serve the salad immediately or let it cool in the fridge. It also remains nice and fresh the next day. This is really a salad that will make you happy on a hot day!

I like to make this salad as a side dish at a barbecue or a picnic, or as a lunch or snack. It is a light and healthy salad that fills and hydrates you well. You can also add some mint leaves or basil for extra freshness and color. Or some chopped nuts or seeds for some crunch and protein. But even without these extras, the salad is delicious.

Super fresh watermelon salad

I can assure you that anyone who tastes this salad will love it. It really is a party in your mouth! So if you are still looking for a summer recipe that is easy, fast and delicious, then you should definitely try this watermelon salad without feta!

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Super fresh watermelon salad

Super fresh watermelon salad

We know watermelon salad in many different ways. This super fresh watermelon salad owes its freshness to: the lime. The sourest citrus fruit out there.

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Hallway: Side dish
Kitchen: European
Keyword: watermelon
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 386kcal
Author: Francine
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  • 1 whole watermelon
  • 2 limes
  • fresh mint
  • 30 gram granulated sugar
  • 1 lime - grated peel
  • 1 lime - the juice

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And this is how you make it:

  • Wash the limes first, then you can grate the zest of one lime with a grater. Collect this in a bowl.
  • Squeeze this lime and put this juice in a saucepan.
  • Then add the sugar to the lime juice and let the sugar melt slowly and then bring the mixture to a boil. Let it all bubble until a kind of syrup is formed. Want some spice in your syrup? Then add some chili flakes.
  • Then pour the syrup into a bowl and let it cool.
  • Take the watermelon and cut it in the middle, then you can cut thick slices of it in about the same thickness. Cut all of these into cubes and put them in a large bowl.
  • Finally, add some fresh mint leaves and cut fine strips with a sharp knife. Then add it to the melon cubes and mix it together. Then, finally, pour the syrup over the cubes and toss again. Cut the other lime into wedges and serve separately with the salad.
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