Saturday, July 5, 2014

Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta & Mint Salad

This is the perfect summertime salad - refreshing and has a wonderful sweet and salty flavor that is perfect for those hot summer days!  Not only is this quick and easy to create, but is a powerhouse of nutrition:  watermelon  and cucumbers both are a great source of potassium (watermelon has more than a banana!), calcium & magnesium, but it is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C!  And the bonus?  This salad also hydrates you and banishes bloat...what isn't to like about this salad?!

1 English cucumber, diced
1/2 medium sized, seedless watermelon, diced
1/3 cup of crumbled feta (I used sheep's milk feta)
10 - 12 mint leaves, rolled together and thinly sliced (chiffonade)
Zest and juice of one large Persian lime
2 tbsp. honey or agave syrup
Pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
  • Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Carefully mix together the watermelon and cucumber.  Drizzle with the dressing. 
  • Sprinkle the salad with the feta and mint. 
  • Serve and ENJOY!!
*You can also add sliced black kalamata olives and reduce the amount of feta.  This salad is also nice with thinly sliced red onion!*

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