Thursday, 19 March 2015

Summer Salad

Few things shout out the coming of summer quite like the arrival of watermelon at the local market. Well, we are all melting in the heat and humidity with our skin drying up, and the main thing on everyone’s mind is cooling down. Thankfully, watermelon is one of those fruits we can all agree upon. It is very refreshing & delicious. If you follow me on instagram, you must be knowing my favorite fruit of the season is watermelon. I love it first of all, because its easy to cut and has a very high water content which keeps me hydrated and cool, all day long. I ordered a watermelon salad at a restaurant a few weeks ago and it seemed the watermelon cubes had something to tell me... Oh yes, try the same recipe at home! So, yesterday I tried making a salad with watermelon at home and put it together with some salty, tangy, creamy & spicy ingredients.









Ingredients


  • watermelon
  • lime
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • cotija or feta cheese (omit if vegan or raw)
  • avocado cubes
  • mint and/or basil
  • sprouts or small salad greens

Dressing
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ jalapeno, sliced
  • optional - 1 clove of garlic, smashed (remove it before using)
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
  1. Whisk together the dressing, set aside.
  2. Cube your watermelon, add a few good pinches of salt & a squeeze of lime.
  3. Assemble the salad and drizzle on as much dressing as you like. (remember to remove that garlic piece). 




Three reasons why watermelon is the perfect summer fruit:

1. Watermelon is Loaded With Antioxidants

2. Watermelon Helps Keep You Energized and Hydrated When You Work Out

3. Watermelon is a Fantastic Disease Fighter

Hope you liked this quick refreshing salad recipe! Try it out yourself and let me know if you have any suggestions to add something into it. 
~xoxo~

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