Mirliton and Watermelon Salad
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Easy and Delicious Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

This Mirliton and Watermelon Salad is so fresh and colorful that it will brighten any table. Healthy, easy, fresh salad is best served with a light vinaigrette dressing.

Weekend family gatherings are all about creating lasting bonds for future generations. Work hard during the week, but play harder on the weekends, right? Enjoying time with family is a lot easier if we have delicious, healthy food in our bodies. Here’s an easy recipe that you can make in advance for your next family outing!

I love this salad. It’s super easy to make and insanely good—all you have to do is cut the mirliton and watermelon in cubes, toss it all together with carrot, bell pepper, red onion, and parsley, and let the flavors blossom. This salad is best enjoyed without vinaigrette or salad dressing.

Cutting the mirlitons first infuses an amazing flavor; it gives them a taste almost like squash which goes well with the watermelon. The only thing you need is you won’t want to plan ahead because this salad tastes better when cold, and the main ingredients are very moist and filled with juices. Otherwise, there’s no particular reason why this salad won’t be our new favorite!

When looking for a favorite family salad that’s light, refreshing, and delicious, look no further than this Mirliton and Watermelon Salad! The best part? It’s healthy! The watermelon is sweet and juicy, which balances well with the mirlitons’ unique taste. This new family favorite salad recipe is healthy yet so yummy. This salad is made with only the freshest ingredients and will satisfy your taste buds without weighing you down. As a bonus, it’s also incredibly easy to make!

Mirliton and Watermelon Salad
Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

One of the main ingredients is Mirliton. What is a mirliton?

Mirliton or chayote is a vegetable that is slightly sweet and firm; it’s a good salad base with the addition of watermelon. Mirlition is a vegetable that can be eaten raw and cooked; it resembles a pear because of its shape and is sold in most markets.

What are the ingredients in this Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

This healthy salad is perfect for a picnic or bringing along to your next potluck.

  • Chayote Squash: depending on where you live, you may find that this ingredient is called under different names. Chayote, Mirlition, Christophine, and Choco, are all the same.
  • Seedless Watermelon: buying a seedless watermelon is better. You don’t have to waste time removing the seeds.
  • Red Onion: another great substitute is shallot.
  • Yellow or Orange Bell Pepper: you can also use mini sweet peppers. Green Bell Pepper is not recommended as the taste and flavor are more robust and best used in cooked dishes.
  • Carrots: this ingredient is excellent for crunchiness and flavor. And it is also very healthy.
  • Fresh Parsley: do not substitute this ingredient for dried parsley. Salads, in general, taste much better with fresh parsley or fresh herbs.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste: use in moderation or don’t use it at all.
  • Your choice of vinaigrette is optional but not necessary.
Mirliton and Watermelon Salad
Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

How to make the Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

  1. Always wash your vegetables well before cutting or slicing.
  2. Peel the skin of the vegetables if necessary; cut, slice, or cube the vegetables and place them in a bowl.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to blend.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  6. This is optional: add your vinaigrette before serving.

Notes and Tips for the Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

  • You may want to use a vegetable peeler for the carrots.
  • This wonderful salad can be prepared ahead of your fabulous dinner. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

This salad has a light and pleasant flavor that’s perfect for those hot summer evenings when something cold is what you want. The salad also is excellent for casual and formal dinners. It includes plenty of vitamins from the veggies and fruit and makes a great side dish to any meal. Enjoy!

Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

How To Make a Mirliton and Watermelon Salad

Mirliton and Watermelon Salad, a favorite family salad that's light, refreshing, and delicious.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 39 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chayote squash peeled and cut into dice or small cubes
  • 2 cups of diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • ½ cup chopped yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 1 -2 Carrots peeled and sliced or julienned
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Your choice of vinaigrette optional

Instructions
 

  • Always wash your vegetables well before cutting or slicing.
  • Peel the skin of the vegetables if necessary; cut, slice, or cube the vegetables and place them in a bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to blend.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  • This is optional: add your vinaigrette before serving. Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 205mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2488IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.5mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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