Meatless Monday: Grilled Watermelon Salad

IMG_7587Okay, before I get into this recipe I want to say, go visit Montreal! UM beautiful! We were about an hour north of the city on a beautiful lake…boating, jacuzzi, board games, grilling & friends – what more could you want! It was around a 6hour drive from Boston – super simple, but by the time we got home I wanted to veg out on the couch. The hub went straight to bed cause he was feeling sick, so clearly the idea of the grocery store was not in the cards! With half a watermelon in the fridge, I decided to whip up a Meatless Monday dish on Sunday!

I got my inspiration to grill watermelon from the grilled shrimp salad I posted last week. Boy oh boy how I love grilling anything! Hope you enjoy this simple & light salad!

  1. Prepare & store tofu ‘feta’ (find recipe here) or buy regular feta cheese (I made the tofu ‘feta’ & cut the fridge time to 2hours)
  2. In a small bowl whisk together 1/2C apple cider vinegar & 2T honey*
  3. Slice 1 small red onion very thinly, place in vinegar bowl & toss – refrigerate for at least 20minutes (I stored mine for 3hours – OMG good!)
  4. Cut 2 pieces of watermelon (1inch think each), remove rind & chop into bite size chunks
  5. Grill watermelon on high for roughly 3minutes on each side or until grill marks appear

To assemble, place grilled watermelon on a large plate, top 1/2C  red onion (no juice), 1/4C crumbled tofu ‘feta’ & a sprinkle of chopped cilantro – then drizzle 2T of the juice from the red onion mix.

*We just got homemade honey from our friend – his pops makes it in Flora, Indiana! Literally, he has his own beehives & tends to them! This honey is so pure & smooth, can’t wait to get more from him!

Nutritional Info Per Salad: 200 calories – 2 grams of fat – 44 carbs – 9 grams of protein

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Meatless Monday: Quick Raw Broccoli Salad

_MG_2596This dish is not only raw & simple to make (5minutes!), but it brings unexpected flavor in every bite! It is such a fun twist to any side salad for your summer BBQs & will for sure impress your friends & family!

Lets get to it…

  1. Roughly chop up 2 small heads of broccoli & dice 1pint of baby tomatoes – place in bowl
  2. Finely chop up each fresh herb & add to bowl: 1T mint, 1/2T rosemary & 2T chives
  3. In the same bowl add 2t fresh lemon juice,  2T nayonaise, 2T EVOO, 2T balsamic vinegar & 2 pinches of both garlic powder & ground pepper – mix well

That’s it!

This salad can be served right away or stored in the fridge for up to a day. Now get to it! I don’t want you to regret not having this salad at your next summer party!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 2): 105 calories – 2.5 grams of fat – 18 carbs – 6 grams of protein

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Garden Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

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Fresh tarragon, dill, parsley & chives pump this salad up into such an enjoyable bed of greens! Literally bursts of flavor packed into every bite! I actually made some of the same radishes from my crab stuffed deviled eggs yesterday and topped the salad with them (the lemon gave them such a punch). Yum, for real! It’s going to be such a great side salad for our Easter dinner on Sunday too!

  1. Dice up 1/3C fresh chive, 1/3C fresh tarragon, 1 minced shallot  & place in a small bowl
  2. Mix in 2t grain mustard, 1/4C champagne vinegar,  1T EVOO & S/P to taste – stir & chill until ready to use
  3. In another bowl combine: 2C sliced radishes, juice of 1/2 a lemon & season with salt – cover & set in fridge for 30minutes or until you are ready to plate
  4. Slice up 1 cucumber – set aside

To serve on a large platter: lay 4C mixed greens, 2C arugula, 1/3C fresh parsley, 1/3C fresh dill sprigs, top with sliced radishes and cucumber. Finally drizzle on the chilled dressing and sprinkle with both caraway & mustard seeds!

It doesn’t get much more fresh than that!

Nutritional Info Per Serving for Dressing (Serves 4): 80 calories – 4 grams of fat – 8 carbs – 3 grams of protein

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