Watermelon Salad – a great summer salad recipe to quench your thirst this summer.
When summer comes, there’s a need to be hydrated. However, who has time to think about drinking water when there is so much fun to be had? This is when getting some of your water through your food may make sense. Grapefruit, cucumbers and even avocado are great foods to make sure you are not becoming dehydrated. Perfect for adding to your diet during the summer months.
A summer favorite is surely watermelon. Besides being delicious, this fruit is 92% water! The other 8% is filled with nutrients like vitamin C, potassium and lycopene (more than tomatoes by weight) and is mildly diuretic. Much of the nutrition is in the rind, which some cultures pickle, stew or turn into wine. While watermelon wine sounds like a lovely summer drink, we are thinking about lunch this time around. So I opt to make Watermelon Salad.
By combining this quenching fruit with the contrast of salt through olives and feta cheese, your palate will be satisfied on many levels. Make sure to use fresh mint, as the overall flavor of Watermelon Salad will scream with freshness in a way that dried cannot match.
Delicious And Fresh Watermelon Salad
- 4 cups watermelon cubed
- 150 grams feta cheese light or regular
- ¼ cup black olives chopped
- 2 medium limes juiced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup fresh mint chopped
- Toss the watermelon with the juice of the two limes and the olive oil.
- Sprinkle it with crumbled feta cheese, chopped back olives and the fresh mint and toss gently.
- Take a big fork and get hydrated!