You know summer is here when watermelon is front and centre in the grocery store! Of course watermelon is
delicious and refreshing all on its’ own, but consider using it in a salad.
Simply combine your diced watermelon with feta, mint and avocado and add any fresh greens you have on hand
to add some volume. Watermelon also makes an easy dessert salad combined with other seasonal fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and peaches. The options are endless. Remember, salads should NOT be
BORING. Think of incorporating different flavours: sweet, savoury, creamy, crunchy and even spicy if you like it.
If you’re using higher fat toppings like cheese, nuts and avocado, just be sure to go light on any oil or added dressings. Balsamic glaze is an excellent option with concentrated sweet flavours and little fat or calories. A simple and seasonal, light summer salad. The sweet and salty flavours are a nice complement. Consider adding this to your next potluck or BBQ.
• watermelon, 1/2 medium or 4 cups diced
• feta cheese, 1 cup crumbled
• avocado, 1 medium diced
• fresh mint, 1/4 cup sliced
• arugula, 4 cups
• balsamic glaze, drizzled *optional
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2. In a large bowl or individual serving plates, assemble all the ingredients as you like.
3. This salad is very flavourful on it’s own, the balsamic glaze drizzled on top is a nice finished touch!
This salad WILL get SOGGY if you leave it overnight. Ideally, enjoy this salad immediately upon assembly. To make this a meal, add extra vegetables (tomatoes, corn, edamame) and some protein (chicken, chickpeas or seared ahi tuna).
Serving size: 1/16 salad
- Calories: 144
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated fat: 4g
- Unsaturated fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 282mg
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 5g