Grill/Barbecue

Grilled Red Onion & Watermelon Salad

Photo by Chef Reza Setayesh | Plant Loving Humans
Author Notes

This is a very flavorful summer salad that hits all the right notes: sweetness of the watermelon, saltiness and brininess of the olive, plus the smokiness of the grilled onions, making for a delicious and satisfying salad. You can call this one super umami. —Chef Reza Setayesh | Plant Loving Humans

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 6 entree portions
Ingredients
  • 1 large red onion
  • 6 cups (48 oz) diced watermelon
  • 1 large green pepper, medium dice
  • 1 english cucumber, large dice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup feta (I prefer plant-based feta)
  • 2 grilled pita (optional)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Peel, slice, and grill the onion until nicely charred and softened, then chill in the fridge
  2. Prepare pepper, cucumber, mint, and olives and place in a bowl with the grilled onion
  3. Add the vinegar and optional olive oil, toss, and adjust seasoning
  4. Top with feta cheese of choice (I love using plant-based feta) and an optional side of grilled pita bread

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