Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Watermelon, Jalepeno, Mint and Tofu Salad

There are quite a few watermelon-jalepeno or watermelon-feta or watermelon-mint recipes out there. This one combines all of them into one. I used raw tofu seasoned with oregano salt instead of feta. Non-vegans can use feta or any other soft creamy cheese.
Watermelon, Jalepeno, Mint and Tofu Salad
Personally, I prefer keeping the watermelon seeds, as well as scraping the watermelon off its green rind and using every last inch of watermelon because closer to the rind and the rind itself is where all the nutrients are!

Watermelon, Jalepeno, Mint and Tofu Salad

  • 3-4 cups of watermelon, cubed (and deseeded, if you prefer it that way)
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, finely chopped/grated
  • 1-2 jalepeno peppers, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of silken tofu, the softer the better
  • Teaspoon of oregano flavoured salt
  • Dash of balsamic vinegar
To make:
  • Break up your tofu into crumbs with your fingers. Season with the oregano salt.
  • In another plate, combine the watermelon, jalepenos, ginger and mint. Leave this in the fridge for 3-4 hours to chill and for the flavors to infuse.
  • When you want to eat the salad, add the tofu (or cheese of your choice) on top of the watermelon salad, and top off with a dash of balsamic vinegar.

    Watermelon, Jalepeno, Mint and Tofu Salad
  • Watermelon, Jalepeno, Mint and Tofu Salad
    Watermelon, Jalepeno, Mint and Tofu Salad


aipi said...

OMG that looks absolutely gorgeous wish i can have the whole plate :)

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Charlie @ SweetSaltySpicy said...

This salad must be so refreshing!

Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA said...

What an interesting combo - that looks great!

Prathibha said...

Lovely salad......looks yummy.....
thanks for sending that entry 2 my event...send this as well naaa to my event..:)

Yesim said...

healthy , delicious recipe;)

Food Frenzy said...

Interesting combination, but looks wonderful. I bet the sweet and spice goes together really well.

Cupcake said...

How fresh! It makes me long for the flavors of summer!

sweetsbysillianah said...

i would never think to put all those ingredients together, but it really looks and sounds so refreshing!

Tiffany said...

Another creative salad!

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