Watermelon Salad With Balsamic Syrup

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Watermelon Salad With Balsamic Syrup

Watermelon, balsamic, and lime juice—oh my! Top fresh fruit with this sweet, tangy syrup, then add some mozzarella-style shreds for a tasty salad that’s easy to make.

  • Serving size: 1 cup

  • PROTEIN per serving: 2.0 g*

  • CALORIES per serving: 156

  • Total FAT per serving: 2 g

  • Total CARBS per serving: 26 g

  • Number of servings: 8

  • Time to prepare: 25 minutes

*Protein amount may differ depending on the brands that are used.



  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • One 7- to 8-lb watermelon

  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt, 1 pinch

  • Pepper, 1 pinch

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped

  • 2/3 cup Daiya® dairy-free mozzarella-style shreds


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue cooking, scraping down the sides as needed, until it has reduced and is the consistency of syrup, about 5 minutes. Set it aside to cool while you prepare the salad. (The mixture will thicken as it cools and will only yield a few tablespoons.)

  2. Cut the watermelon into cubes or use a melon baller and scoop it into balls. Add it to a large bowl.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour this dressing over the watermelon, add the chopped mint and mozzarella-style shreds, and toss to combine. Drizzle the salad with the balsamic syrup and serve immediately.

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