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Watermelon Shiso Salad

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A simple, delicious Watermelon Salad with a sesame- lime dressing, cucumbers, cilantro and scallions, finished with optional shiso ribbons. A great vegan substitute for ahi poke salad.


Units Scale
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon (cut into 1 inch cubes, or less)
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 3 scallions, cut thin, at a diagonal
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • few slices jalapeño ( optional)
  • 2 shiso leaves, stacked, rolled and cut into thin ribbons – Optional-for garnishing
  • 12 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds for garnishing

Ginger Lime Dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon very finely minced ginger ( or use ginger paste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons shoyu, soy sauce or GF liquid amino acids


Place watermelon, cucumber, scallions, and cilantro in a medium bowl.

Mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl then pour over watermelon salad.

Gently toss.  Taste for salt, adding a little salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with jalapeño, shiso ribbons and toasted sesame seeds.


Serve this on its own as a refreshing salad, or create a vegan “Poke” Bowl, serving it over rice with avocado, greens and edamame.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 13.4 g
  • Sodium: 3.2 mg
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg