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FRESH AND ZINGY WATERMELON SALAD WITH VEGAN PARMESAN (V, GF)

Tania Pilcher | Fit Foodie Nutter
Freshen up your summer menu with this light & zingy vegan watermelon salad with parmesan sprinkle. It’s a perfect addition to any summer party table, whether you are serving it as a starter or dessert. Vegan & gluten free.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine British

Ingredients
  

For the salad:

  • 4 cups watermelon diced (pips removed)
  • 2 cups strawberries diced
  • A bunch of fresh basil leaves finely chopped

For the dressing:

  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3-5 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 tsp olive oil

For ‘parmesan’ sprinkle

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • A pinch of black pepper

Instructions
 

  • 1. Combine watermelon, strawberries and basil in a salad bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • 2. To prepare the dressing, whisk lime juice, maple syrup and olive oil until well combined. You might have to taste the dressing at this stage and add more maple syrup if required.
  • 3. Combine cashews, nutritional yeast flakes, sea salt flakes & pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture has turned into fine crumbs.
  • 4. Pour the dressing over the salad & mix well. Sprinkle with ‘parmesan’ and more fresh basil if desired.