Nothing welcomes summer better than this delightful Watermelon & Cucumber Salad! With its bubbly pink color and juicy texture, watermelon makes a lovely addition to any salad and contrasts beautifully with leafy greens. Fruity, bite-sized cubes of watermelon team up with chunks of cucumber, forming a combination of refreshing flavors. Garden-fresh mint leaves are sliced into ribbons and sprinkled over the wholesome ingredients, adding a hint of minty flavor to keep your taste buds stimulated.
Drizzled with a luscious lime vinaigrette that calls for wholesome superfoods like olive oil and raw honey, this light salad will hit the spot hot on summer days.
Toss this healthy crowd-pleaser together for your next picnic, potluck, or outdoor get together!
Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 134 | Total Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 321mg | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Protein: 4g | SmartPoints: 6
- 4 heaping cups bite-size watermelon cubes, seedless
- 1 large cucumber, hot house or thin-skinned preferred, rinsed and cut into bite size triangles
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 12 fresh mint leaves, sliced into ribbons", plus 3 whole mint leaves for garnish
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (from one lime)
- 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons honey, raw preferred
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Stack mint leaves into two piles. Slice each thinly across into ribbons.
Whisk together ingredients for vinaigrette. Add vinaigrette and salad ingredients to a serving bowl and gently toss to coat. Garnish with mint leaves or sprigs on top, if desired.
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