Refreshing Salads!

A salad full of fresh vegetables and color serves as a great side to any meal, but on days when temperatures are 25 plus degrees, having a refreshing salad that you can enjoy with your BBQ burger or chicken would be a nice touch. Summertime is the best time to enjoy refreshing juicy foods like watermelon, so why not add these foods to a salad! The salad below is a favorite of one of our Regional Coordinators and apparently it’s a “must” that you just have to try….maybe for your next picnic!

Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad (serves ~10 people)

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice or to tastewatermelon.cucumber.salad
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 3 baby cucumbers, seeded and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup of mint leaves, slice thinly

Directions

Mix red onion with lime juice in a bowl; set side to marinate at least 10 minutes. Stir olive oil into mixture. Toss watermelon, baby cucumbers, and feta cheese together in a large bowl. Pour the red onion mixture over the watermelon mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle mint over the salad; toss.  (Serves ~10 people)

Enjoy!!

Recipe retrieved from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/refreshing-cucumber-watermelon-salad/detail.aspx

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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