Vegan “POKE” Salad with Watermelon!

Giving a refreshing watermelon a savory makeover. I recently discovered watermelon poke as a thing and it’s so delicious – I’m loving it! Watermelon is so good during the summer, but if you happen to get one that’s a bit bland land tasteless, definitely make this with it so it gets some extra flavor. I love serving this with some warm rice and other fresh crunchy veggies. It’s something you can feel good about eating this summer, without heating up the kitchen!

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1/2 a mini watermelon (about 4 cups of w atermelon), cubed into 1 inch pieces
1 clove mince garlic
1 tsp ginger, minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon miso paste (i used white miso)
2 tablespoons yuzu ponzu (or you can sub with soy sauce with a squeeze of lemon juice)
1 scallion, sliced

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In a bowl, mix all of the sauce ingredients together, and then pour over the cubed watermelon in a container. Give it a gentle whirl or shake and let it marinate for at least an hour to overnight. If you do it overnight, there will be excess watermelon juice that comes out, so just drain some if you don’t like it.
Serve with salad / rice, some sliced cucumbers and radish, avocado, pickled ginger, and garnish with some furikake and your favorite condiments like mayo and sriracha or more of the marinade if you’d like! Totally customizable and delicious!!

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