BY: Carol Green

July 2, 2017

Watermelon, Kale & Cucumber Salad with Lime Mint Vinaigrette

Watermelon, Kale & Cucumber Salad with Lime Mint Vinaigrette

Crisp, sweet watermelon paired with  cool, crunchy cucumber and finished off with a tangy lime mint vinaigrette create the perfect summer salad as a side dish or a main event.

I created this dish to take along to a summer get together yesterday, and it was the perfect take along dish, the watermelon marinated a little in the dressing, sweetening it up and balancing the flavors.

Choose hearty curly leaf or lacino kale as the perfect foil for this salad, this type of kale holds up well to a little marinating.

Watermelon radish, finely julienned adds a little bite to balance the sweet watermelon, and lastly, creamy feta, the perfect finishing touch.

Limes are one of my favorite ingredients to use in a dressing, for this recipe I used the juice, zest, and for an added depth of flavor a drop of lime essential oil.

I hope you enjoy this super flavorful summer salad!

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Watermelon, Kale & Cucumber Salad with Lime Mint Vinaigrette

  • Author: Carol Green
  • Total Time: 15 hours
  • Yield: 8 1x



For the salad:

  • 2 Cups Watermelon, 3/4
  • 2 Cups English Cucumbers, 1/2
  • 4 Cups Kale, finely shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Watermelon Radish, julienne cut
  • 1/2 Cup Feta Cheese, crumbled

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tsp Lime Zest
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Mint, finely diced
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tsp. Tamari Sauce
  • 1 Drop Lime Essential Oil


Prepare the dressing:

  • Whisk together all ingredients except for the oil.
  • Add the oil in a slow steady stream while whisking, to emulsify.
  • Taste, and adjust seasonings accordingly.

Assemble the salad:

  • Toss together all ingredient, except for the feta cheese.
  • Allow to marinade at least half an hour, or up to two hours.
  • Sprinkle feta on top and serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes

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