Wonderful Watermelon Salad


Today is National Watermelon Day, a time to celebrate the benefits of its brilliant red hue. And what better way to do it than in a low fat and nutritious watermelon salad.

The refreshing blend, shared with us by the National Watermelon Board, boasts Waldorf-like influences, but rather than mayo, this watermelon salad gets its creaminess from probiotic-rich dairy-free yogurt. Every ingredient in this recipe offers some healthy benefits, but today we’re focusing on watermelon. With each bite, you will get a natural dose of immune-boosting Vitamin A, nerve-supporting Vitamin B6, youthful Vitamin C, and water-balancing potassium.

Wonderful Waldorf Watermelon Salad

Special Diets & Options: Watermelon Salad

This watermelon salad recipe is naturally vegetarian, egg-free, gluten-free, and peanut-free. Keep it dairy-free and vegan with a coconut milk, almond milk, or soy-based yogurt (use one of the first two for soy-free); and yes, Greek-style coconut milk yogurt is available! For nut-free, omit the almonds, or substitute them with your favorite seeds – I think sunflower seeds or shelled hemp seeds would be fantastic.

Wonderful Waldorf Watermelon Salad
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 cups cubed watermelon (1/2-inch cubes)
  • ½ cup celery, sliced
  • ½ cup seedless red grape halves
  • Dash of salt
  • ¼ cup plain dairy-free yogurt (Greek-style if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  1. Add the watermelon, celery, and grapes to a medium-bowl, and gently stir to distribute.
  2. Just before serving, stir together the yogurt and salt.
  3. Add the yogurt dressing to the fruit, stir to coat and serve sprinkled with almonds.
  4. salt into yogurt for dressing. (Add water to thin, if necessary.)

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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