Summer Fresh Watermelon Salad Recipe

BodyRock in-house Nutritionist here, Laura De Sanctis. Follow me on Instagram at @gowithyourgut for more great recipes!

This right here is perfect for summer. It’s a sweet and salty combo that takes less than 10 minutes to make. During the summer, this is one of my favourite snacks: freshly, sliced, chilled watermelon with crumbly slices of feta. It’s so yummy, healthy and hydrating.

Ingredients

Whole or half a watermelon (12 cups of cubed fruit)
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
3 whole limes, juiced
1 1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup of fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups of crumbled feta (sheep’s milk feta preferred)

Directions

  1. Cut rind of the watermelon. Chop fruit into 1 inch chunks.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, fresh lime juice, salt and black pepper to create dressing.
  3. Place watermelon in a large salad bowl. Pour dressing and chopped mint over the watermelon. Toss gently to coat.
  4. Pour crumbled feta into the salad bowl. Stir gently.
  5. Serve! Buon Appetito!

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