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Watermelon Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing on a square plate

Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing

Keeping it simple – Crunch, Color and Flavor!
A wonderful and refreshing summer salad.

Watermelon Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing on a square plate
Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing – Fresh Shaved Coconut makes it special

Such an easy salad to put together – a cool salad for warm Summer days and nights. Shaved Fresh Coconut is a must! (Easily found at many grocery store & health food shops – coconut meat chunked out of it’s shell – all you do is shave it over the salad.)

Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing on two square plates
With vibrant reddish-pink hue, light & darks greens dotted with white – watermelon salads look and taste just like summer.

The Ingredients for the salad start with red seedless watermelon – cut in mini triangles.
Build the salad with a handful of arugula leaves, thinly sliced radishes, shaved cucumber, sunflower sprouts (my favorite sprout!) and shaved coconut.
Top with my Thai Dressing enriched with coconut cream.

It’s fun to be creative with Summer salads and try new combinations of ingredients, textures, colors and flavors.

The perfect summer salad or side dish to all of your barbecue specialties!
Watermelon always proves to be juicy and refreshing.

Thai Dressing for the Watermelon & Coconut Salad
Zesty Thai Coconut Dressing for the Watermelon & Coconut Salad

A light & creamy dressing with a secret ingredient … Coconut Cream.
Use coconut cream – the thick top part of your can of coconut milk; it replaces some fat in the dressing and is delicious! Packs a second coconut punch. Fresh Basil and Mint in the dressing gives it a distinct herbal essence.

Ingredients are: Lime Juice, Rice Vinegar, Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Honey, Fresh Basil & Mint, Neutral Oil, Salt, Thai Chilis and Coconut Cream.
Easily made in a blender or small food processor – takes only minutes!

Watermelon & Fresh Coconut Salad
A look at all the textures of the salad
Watermelon & Fresh Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing, Mint and Basil
A refreshing and unique salad with twice the coconut goodness… shaved on the salad and in the dressing 

Enjoy,
Karen

Watermelon & Fresh Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing, Mint and Basil

Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing

Keeping it simple - Crunch, Color and Flavor!
A wonderful and refreshing summer salad. Shaved Fresh Coconut is a must! 
See recipe: Zesty Thai Coconut Dressing
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon rind removed cut into small tiangles
  • 2 cups fresh arugula leaves washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup cup radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shaved cucumbers (very thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower sprouts
  • 1/3 cup fresh coconut meat thinly shaved
  • 8 tablespoons Zesty Coconut Thai Dressing (see recipe)

Optional Garnishes:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil and fresh mint leaves
  • a few edible flowers

Instructions

  • On individual plates, add a portion of arugula in a mound. Add remaining ingredients around in a decorative pattern - tucking some ingredients in.
  • Chill the plates if making ahead.
    Drizzle with the Zesty Coconut Thai Dressing on top of each and add garnishes. Enjoy!

Notes

See recipe: Zesty Coconut Thai Dressing 
This recipe may not be reproduced without consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
COURSE: salad, first course
CUISINE: American, Thai
KEYWORDS: Thai watermelon & coconut Salad, watermelon salad
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing
Amount per Serving
Calories
89
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Sodium
 
400
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
175
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
682
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
10
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
31
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Watermelon Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing on a square plate

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