RECIPE - Watermelon Feta Salad

12:24 PM Posted by Jamie

I ran across this recipe when I was looking through the Max Sports and Fitness August 2009 issue and at the back they have some interesting information about watermelon.

Watermelon is high in vitamins A, B and C, beta carotene, magnesium, potassium and thiamin.  It is also 92% water and also contains the antioxidant lycopene (found in other pink and red fruits).  Lycopene is found to be a preventative way to combat the formation of cancerous cells.  Eating fruits like watermelon also help improve eyesight and reduce inflammation.   

Included with this article there was a great recipe I wanted to share with you for Watermelon Feta Salad.

8 cups cold cubed watermelon, seedless
1/2 red onion, sliced very thin
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, sliced thin, plus a few whole for garnish
1 Tablespoon olive oil
the juice of one lemon or lime
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Place watermelon and red onion in a large bowl, toss to combine.  At this point it may be refrigerated for several hours.  To make vinaigrette, whisk together oil, lime/lemon juice, and fresh mint.  Add salt and pepper, if desired.  For service, sprinkle with feta cheese and citrus vinaigrette and garnish with whole mint leaves.

Serves 4-6

What-a-Melon! by Jessie Monds, Max Sports & Fitness Magazine, August 2009


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