Spicy Asian Watermelon Salad

Category Salads
Watermelon, avocado, cashews, and tomatoes are combined with a sweet, spicy, oil free dressing for a notable spicy Asian cuisine influenced salad.
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Packed with nuts, avocados, tomatoes and watermelon, this dish is loaded with great textures. It's also full of vitamins and healthy fats. I didn't use an oil in the dressing because of the balance you get from the cashews and avocado. This savoury and spicy twist on a melon salad makes a great side for any meal. Give it a try!

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 small watermelon (or half a large one), cubed
  • 1/2 a bunch of fresh mint, torn
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced (1/2 if you want it milder)
  • 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 small lime
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 inch block of ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic

Steps:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the watermelon, mint, tomatoes, avocado, cashews, jalapeno, and sesame seeds.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, lime juice, and vinegar. Grate in the ginger and garlic. Drizzle over salad and mix well.
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November 12, 20180 found this helpful

Can't begin to tell you how many of my favourite recipes are from you, Toosa! Time for a cookbook (or 5) of your own? xox

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November 12, 20180 found this helpful

Believe me, I'm working on it (them) ;) I actually thought of you when I was posting this one! Glad you approve!

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

I love LOVE this. I think I will make it for Christmas lunch by the pool since it's so hot here then.

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November 19, 20180 found this helpful

Excellent Sue! I'd love to an experience a hot Christmas in Oz :) Let me know how this salad goes! x

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