Grilled Red Onion & Watermelon Salad

July 22, 2020
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Photo by Chef Reza Setayesh | Plant Loving Humans
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 6 entree portions
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

What You'll Need
  • 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)
  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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