REFRESHING SUMMER SALAD | Rehydrate with a cooling watermelon salad tossed with lime and mint leaves.
Yearning for something cooling in the hot summer months? Then look on further than the watermelon. Juicy, sweet and available in seedless varieties, watermelon is not just comprised of water and sugar, but is in fact a nutrient dense food, providing consumers a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.
So for those craving something refreshing and light, without the associated guilt-trip, try tossing together watermelon cubes, a dash of lime, chopped mint leaves and for those who fancy the extra, some feta and finely sliced red onions. It won’t take you longer than 20 minutes all in all – I promise!
Made up of 92% water and full of important electrolytes, watermelon is a great snack to have on hand during the hot summer months to prevent dehydration.
Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad
TIME: 20 minutes | SERVES: 4 as a side
- 6-7 pound seedless watermelon, cubed
- 1 lime, juiced
- Dash of balsamic vinegar
- Bunch of fresh mint leaves, chopped
- Small handful of feta (or crumbled feta)
- 1/4 finely sliced red onion (optional)
- Cut a refrigerated watermelon into 2cm cubes and throw into a large salad bowl.
- Juice the lime and remove pips. Pour juice into bowl with watermelon cubes.
- Drizzle a dash of balsamic, add the crumbed or cubed feta and the chopped mint. Toss together to ensure watermelon cubes get coated with the lime juice. Garnish with few mint sprigs and sliced red onion. Serve whilst cold.