Easy Summer Salad with Olives and Fresh Watermelon

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Who says salads are boring? Today I’m sharing one of my favourite summer salads, which is super-hydrating and is bursting with colour and flavour!

I first made this salad after a midday run, on one of the hottest days of the year! I honestly don’t know what I was thinking, but my ill-timed run left me so dehydrated, that I arrived home with a pounding head, craving emergency fluids and electrolytes!

Food was also on my mind, so after showering and sipping some electrolyte drink, I headed to the fridge to see what I could make for lunch.

Foods to Rehydrate

The first thing that caught my eye was a beautiful, juicy watermelon. Perfect, I thought – knowing that watermelon not only contains oodles of water, but also a healthy serving of electrolytes.

Next, I grabbed some refreshing cucumber, and then something salty… Olives!!

For the longest time, I didn’t like olives at all (despite my childhood dream of one day owning an olive grove!) and for many years I also avoided adding additional salt to my diet.

Olives have really grown on me though, and ever since I started running, I’ve found that a little extra salt is my friend!

After cutting up my watermelon, olives and cucumber, I then added a variety of seasonal, rainbow-coloured veg. Finally, I finished my salad off with some lemon-tahini dressing.

Having this hydrating, nutrient-rich salad on that hot summer’s day was one of the most satisfying meals of my life, and this is why I wanted to share it with you all today!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and please let me know in the comments below, what type of salads you like the most!

Easy Summer Salad Recipe
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Easy Summer Salad with Olives and Fresh Watermelon

A deliciously hydrating vegan salad, that's perfect for hot summer days!
Created By Chrissy Faery

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Cubed Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Diced Cucumber
  • 1 Cup Sliced Red Cabbage
  • 1 Cup Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Olives
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Red Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp Tahini
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 4 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/8th Tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Slice up your watermelon, olives and salad vegetables and put them into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, make the lemon-tahini dressing by mixing together the tahini, lemon juice, water and salt. Stir until it's creamy and smooth.
  • Add 2tbsp of the dressing to your salad bowl.
  • Toss the salad until it's evenly coated in the dressing, then serve it up and enjoy!
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Chrissy Faery

Chrissy is a vegan blogger and content creator from Somerset, UK. She founded Grateful Green Life in 2019, to share her journey and connect with other’s who wish to live a more natural, eco-friendly lifestyle. Chrissy is passionate about plants, nature and gardening, and enjoys creating vegan recipes, with her organically homegrown produce.

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