Watermelon Salad Recipes

| |

Watermelon salad is a refreshing, low calorie side that’s perfect in the summer. Here are some recipes for it that you’ll love.

Right now, watermelon salads are all the rage. I keep seeing delicious looking recipes all over my social media platforms. And I can understand why! Watermelon is a go-to summer food. It’s great on it’s own, but also combined with other ingredients.

Watermelon salads have so much versatility. With watermelon, you can add a hint of sweetness and freshness to any mix of greens or fruit.

So, I decided to round up some AMAZING looking salad recipes, since watermelon is in season!

Recipes for Watermelon Salad

1.Watermelon and Basil Pasta Salad – Something that I think is really cool about this recipe is that fact that it uses protein pasta! Since I have a goal to consume 100g of protein a day, I like finding ways to sneak a little more protein into my meals. Filled with healthy, refreshing ingredients, this watermelon salad recipe is perfect for those who don’t love all the leafy greens.

Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe –> 400 calories

Want to save this post?

Enter your email below and get it sent straight to your inbox.

Save Recipe

2. Watermelon Feta Cucumber Salad – While I know this dish isn’t technically Mediterranean food, it kind of reminds me of that category with its cucumbers, feta, and red onion. It’s the perfect light lunch or side dish for your next BBQ party. And, if you like Mediterranean flavors, check out my 7 day Mediterranean meal plan here!

Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe –> 300 calories, 22g fat, 22g carbs, 9g protein

3. Watermelon Arugula and Raspberry Salad – This easy and delicious watermelon salad stands out from the others due to the raspberry balsamic vinegar, goat cheese and salted, roasted pumpkin seeds! The simplicity allows each of the ingredients to shine, including the watermelon. Different and delicious!

Serving Size: 2 cups (1/2 of the recipe) –> 473 calories, 17g fat, 72g carbs, 16g protein

4. Watermelon Avocado Salad with Cilantro Dressing – Needing something low calorie to fill up on? This salad is just the thing you need. With it being only 182 calories per cup, there is a lot to be enjoyed. Plus, it features a lot of traditional salad ingredients such as spinach and onion, making it a familiar entry into the world of watermelon salads!

Serving Size: 1 cup (4 servings) –> 182 calories, 13g fat, 20g carbs, 3g protein

5. Watermelon Prosciutto Salad with a Balsamic Reduction – While a lot of salads tend to be vegetarian, this one features prosciutto. There is a savory flavor from the prosciutto that blends well with the sweetness of the watermelon and fruitiness of the balsamic. This is great dish for those who want a hearty, chunky salad that feels more like a meal than a side.

Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe –> 496 calories, 41g fat, 18g carbs, 17g protein

6. Rainbow Salad With Chinese Dressing – This scrumptious rainbow salad recipe with a Chinese-inspired dressing will literally have you eating the rainbow! It features no less than twelve varieties of fruits and veggies, showcasing all their glorious textures and colors on one plate. It’s sure to brighten up any table and be a hit at any meal!

Serving Size: 1/10 of the recipe –> 141 calories, 8g fat, 17g carbs, 3g protein

7. Chili Lime Watermelon and Jicama Noodles – I use MyFitnessPal to track my calories each day, and there are definitely days where I am craving food but don’t have a ton of calories left in my daily allotment. This recipe would be a great option for days like that, since it allows you to listen to your body and fuel it with a high volume of low calorie food. Definitely a good recipe to have on hand.

Serving Size: whole recipe – calories not listed (but when I calculated it, its around 350-400 calories for the whole recipe)

8. Watermelon Chicken Salad – Not everyone loves them, but I am a big fan of salads that combine sweet and savory. (If you couldn’t tell from my pumpkin pecan salad, grilled chicken and peach salad, and light chicken salad) And this watermelon salad recipe is no exception! It combines sweet juicy watermelon, tender chicken, peppery arugula, feta, and barley for a burst of flavor.

Serving Size: whole recipe –> calories not listed

9. Spicy Watermelon Salad with Charred Corn – This recipe features charred corn, fresh herbs, and crushed corn nuts in a chili lime dressing. Because of its fresh, bold flavors, I think that this spicy watermelon salad would pair great with my stuffed avocados, low carb fajitas, or salsa crockpot chicken. I’ll have to make those soon!

Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe –> 113 calories, 1g fat, 27g carbs, 3g protein

If you like this, you might also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *