The Best Easy Refreshing Watermelon Salad

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This easy refreshing watermelon salad is loaded with juicy sweetness, spicy chili and fresh herbs. It’s incredibly simple and quick to prepare, yet it is so so tasty and full of summer flavours. Made with simple and easy to get ingredients like, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, fresh basil and pumpkin seeds. 

Hot summers calls for watermelon and refreshing fruit salads and this watermelon salad is a fan favourite. It’s chocked full of all the best of what summer has to offer – this salad is a win for kids and adults alike because it tastes more like dessert than salad … but it’s actually healthy and loaded with nutrients. 

If you appreciate delicious fresh summer flavours and a really good textured salad then this might be your new favourite summer salad. And as a bonus point, it looks really colourful on any dinner table.

Here’s the best thing about this easy refreshing summer watermelon salad:

  • Juicy watermelon
  • Sweet summer ripe tomatoes
  • Bursts or bell pepper spiciness
  • Has all the textures from crunchy pumpkin seeds to fresh juicy watermelon chunks
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Bright and colourful
  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals
  • Easy and quick to make
  • A fan favourite summer recipe

The amount of texture and flavours in this easy watermelon summer salad is impressive. I could go on for days about how deliciously juicy and refreshing this salad is. 

Quick Cooking hacks

If you think watermelons are difficult to cut, then you’re right. Cutting watermelons is the only downside of this recipe…but if you don’t feel up to the challenge, you can always cheat a little and buy pre-cut watermelons at the grocery store. I won’t tell on you and no one else is going to notice. 

Ways to serve this easy summer watermelon salad

You can serve this recipe as is (because it’s so good that it really doesn’t need anything more) or top it with your favourite non-dairy cheese (like cashew cheese). Or if you are vegetarian, you can serve this salad with vegetarian feta cheese to add extra creaminess and a little hint of salt. 

I like to serve this salad at barbecues, usually as a side to my grilled bean skewers or veggie burgers. But this salad works as a side dish with almost any main, because the flavours go so well with everything. 

How is this amazing easy vegan and gluten-free watermelon salad made? It’s very easy. Just:

Instructions

  • Start by carefully cutting the skins off the watermelon. Next, cut the watermelon into 1-inch chunks and add them to a large salad bowl. 
  • Add the diced bell peppers, diced spring onions and tomatoes to the bowl and drizzle lemon juice on top. Season with sweet and sour chilli sauce, salt and gently toss to combine. Finally, top with fresh basil and pumpkin seeds and serve. Enjoy.

The Best Easy Refreshing Summer Watermelon Salad

This easy refreshing watermelon salad is loaded with juicy sweetness, spicy chili and fresh herbs. It’s incredibly simple and quick to prepare, yet it is so so tasty and full of summer flavours. Made with simple and easy to get ingredients like, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, fresh basil and pumpkin seeds. 
Hot summers calls for watermelon and refreshing fruit salads and this watermelon salad is a fan favourite. It’s chocked full of all the best of what summer has to offer – this salad is a win for kids and adults alike because it tastes more like dessert than salad … but it’s actually healthy and loaded with nutrients. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • ½ Watermelon Skin removed, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Seeds removed, diced
  • 1 lbs Cherry Tomatoes Cut into halves
  • 3 tbsp Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • 1 Spring Onion Diced
  • 1 handful Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil Chopped

Instructions

  • Start by carefully cutting the skins off the watermelon. Next, cut the watermelon into 1-inch chunks and add them to a large salad bowl. 
  • Add the diced bell peppers, diced spring onions and tomatoes to the bowl and drizzle lemon juice on top. Season with sweet and sour chilli sauce, salt and gently toss to combine. 
    Finally, top with fresh basil and pumpkin seeds and serve. 
    Enjoy.

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