Quick, vegan watermelon & feta salad

In the summertime, it feels like the only thing we need is watermelon. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? No problem! To add some variety to our meal plan, we sometimes prepare some homemade vegan feta cheese and mix it with .. watermelon (for a delicious and refreshing salad! The best thing that can happen to you when it's 30°C or more! Besides, a watermelon feta salad is also incredibly simple and ready in 15 minutes.

You can use different variants for the vegan feta cheese. The easiest way is to buy a vegan feta cheese that is ready to use. But you can also easily prepare a homemade one made of tofu or cashews and almonds. We used our recipe for homemade vegan feta cheese made of tofu for this version.

R413 Quick, vegan watermelon & feta salad
R413 Quick, vegan watermelon & feta salad
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Vegan "Feta Cheese" in a Herb Brine

200 g (7 oz)
10 minutes (+ 24 hours to marinate)

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) tofu
  • 100–150 ml (0.5–0.66 cups) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp light miso paste (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves

Instructions

  1. Cut the tofu into bite-sized cubes.

  2. Into a screw-top jar, add 5 tbsp olive oil and mix with dried basil, oregano, thyme and salt. Optionally, stir in miso paste.

  3. Peel garlic cloves, crush them lightly with the back of a knife and slice. Add the garlic slices and the tofu cubes to the jar as well, top them with olive oil and shake well so that the tofu is evenly coated with the herbs.

  4. Put the jar in the refrigerator and serve after 24 hours at the earliest. The tofu keeps for up to five days. In between, keep turning or shaking the jar so that everything marinates evenly.

Quick, vegan watermelon & feta salad

4 servings
15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 400 g vegan feta cheese
  • 50 g roasted pine nuts
  • 10 g fresh mint

dressing

  • 1/2 lime
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare the feta cheese if necessary, and cut into cubes.
  2. Remove the peel from watermelon and cut into cubes.
  3. Roast the pine nuts in a pan without oil. Wash the mint leaves and remove leaves from the stalk.
  4. For the dressing mix the juice of half a lime with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the watermelon cubes and vegan feta cheese in a large bowl and top with pine nuts, mint leaves, and the dressing.
R413 Quick, vegan watermelon & feta salad
R413 Quick, vegan watermelon & feta salad
R413 Quick, vegan watermelon & feta salad

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