I love a good simple and refreshing salad during the hot summer months. Who wants to turn on the oven in 30 + degrees, not me. I love this watermelon and cumber salad, its so refreshing, so so easy to make and tastes amazing. This refreshing watermelon and cucumber salad would make a perfect salad at your next BBQ.
Watermelon is a perfect summer fruit, it is super hydrating, containing over 90 percent water. watermelon is also an excellent source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant which plays a role in cancer prevention and cardiovascular health. Cucumbers add quite a nutrition punch to these popsicles, like watermelon, cucumbers are super hydrating, contain insoluble fiber and have anti-inflammatory properties for cardiovascular prevention, anti-aging and neurological impairment.
- 6 cups of diced watermelon
- 2 cups of chopped persian cucumbers
- 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup of chopped mint
- 1 lime
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp honey
- salt to tate
- Combine watermelon and cucumber in 1 large bowl
- In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, honey and salt.
- Toss watermelon and cucumber in dressing.
- Add feta and chopped mint to salad.
Watermelon is a family favorite, it definitely makes a regular rotation on our weekly summer meal plan. If watermelon is favorite in your household here are a few recipes from around the web. For the adults this grapefruit & watermelon aqua fresco from sprouted kitchen will help beat the summer heat. This watermelon slushy is a hit with the kids from real mom nutrition. Lastly, this watermelon caprese salad is another refreshing salad.