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Are you bold enough to try plant based meat made out of watermelon?


  • 2 3 Small Watermelons
  • 1 tbs Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Tahini
  • 4 tbs Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • Zest of a Lime
  • 1 tbs Mushroom Powder
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbs Tomato Paste
  • 2 Scallions/Spring Onions
  • Handful Coriander/Cilantro
  • 3 tbs Sesame Oil
  • Pinch Sea Salt


  • 1. Peel the watermelon & place onto a lined baking tray. Sprinkle over the salt and then get the melon into the oven set at 200 degrees C for 90-120 minutes. Turn the melon over 2-3 times during cooking. If the melon starts to color, turn the oven temperature down to about 160 degrees C.
  • 2. Whilst the melon is roasting, make your marinade. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until super smooth.
  • 3. Once the melon has been roasted the texture should have completely changed, it should be springy to touch. Score the melon lightly using your knife and spoon over half the marinade. Cover over the tray and leave the melon to marinade for at least 2-3 hours. Overnight would be ideal.
  • 4. Cook your melon on the bbq and spoon over plenty of marinate whilst it’s grilling. You can always cook the melon in a non-stick pan, just until nicely colored.
This recipe was republished with permission from Avant Garde Vegan. Find the original recipe here.

Gaz Oakley (Avant Garde Vegan)

Gaz Oakley is a 26 year old chef, author & youtuber originally from Cardiff, Wales UK.After learning to cook a very young age with his dad, Doug. Cooking as well as sports became his early passions.He played rugby, football, did athletics & swam to a very high standard throughout school.