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Mint and Watermelon Salad

Mint and Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is a fantastic summer fruit because it’s juicy and sweet and loaded with water. While drinking plain water or fruit-infused water can help keep hydration levels topped off, it’s also helpful to eat food with a naturally high water content, like fruit salads with watermelon.

This recipe calls for the use of light olive oil or avocado oil as the dressing base. Avocado oil has a nearly neutral flavor, which is generally the desired taste for oil in a fruit salad. A “light” olive oil refers to the flavor of the olive oil, not the fat or calorie content. For this fruit salad, a light olive oil is preferred over regular olive oil.

The sweetness of watermelon, combined with the refreshing taste of lime and mint make this salad more like a dessert than a salad! Pair this salad with a grilled chicken or citrus chicken recipe for a cool, summer meal.

Mint and Watermelon Salad Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 min
Notice

Protein: 5g / %

Carbs: 42g / %

Fat: 7g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.

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Ingredients

  • 1 watermelon;
  • 2 tbsp. light olive or avocado oil;
  • 1 tbsp. lime zest;
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice;
  • 1/4 cup mint, minced;

Tags

Fast Prep Dairy-free No Sweeteners Nut-free Shellfish-free Kid-friendly Cooking: Raw Autoimmune-friendly Vegan Vegetarian Budget-friendly

Salad preparation

Preparation

  1. Scoop the watermelon using a melon baller. Form into round balls, or cut into cubes using a knife.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive or avocado oil, lime zest, lime juice and mint.
  3. Pour the lime juice mixture over the watermelon, and toss until well coated.
  4. Refrigerate and serve cold.



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