Dairy-free Feta Watermelon Mint Salad

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The taste of summer in a crisp juicy salad. The perfect picnic dish, especially on the 4th of July with it’s red, white, and blue colors.

Ingredients

 1 cup (171 g) thinly sliced sweet red or yellow onion
 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 big limes)
 3 tablespoons maple syrup
 2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
 salt
 Freshly ground pepper to taste
 10 cups cubed seedless watermelon (a small to medium sized melon)
 1 18-ounce package of blueberries
 1 cup packed fresh mint, chopped
 6 ounces arugula

Instructions

1

Prepare sliced onions. Place in a small mixing bowl.

2

Mix lime juice, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and olive oil, if using. Pour over onions and toss. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes. Toss a few times while marinating.

3

After 20 minutes, cube the watermelon and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped mint, the feta, and the marinated vegetables. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve on a bed of arugula.

Note: If you don’t want to make your own feta cheese, we suggest using a good commercial brand. Violife has a wonderful cheese that is very reminiscent of real feta.

This salad is best served the same day but leftovers can be saved in a covered container for one more day.

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Ingredients

 1 cup (171 g) thinly sliced sweet red or yellow onion
 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 big limes)
 3 tablespoons maple syrup
 2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
 salt
 Freshly ground pepper to taste
 10 cups cubed seedless watermelon (a small to medium sized melon)
 1 18-ounce package of blueberries
 1 cup packed fresh mint, chopped
 6 ounces arugula

Directions

1

Prepare sliced onions. Place in a small mixing bowl.

2

Mix lime juice, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and olive oil, if using. Pour over onions and toss. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes. Toss a few times while marinating.

3

After 20 minutes, cube the watermelon and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped mint, the feta, and the marinated vegetables. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve on a bed of arugula.

Note: If you don’t want to make your own feta cheese, we suggest using a good commercial brand. Violife has a wonderful cheese that is very reminiscent of real feta.

This salad is best served the same day but leftovers can be saved in a covered container for one more day.

Dairy-free Feta Watermelon Mint Salad