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How to Make Watermelon Salad Three Ways

Jul 5th 2020, 2:29 am
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Healthy Recipes - Watermelon Salad

I actually had never heard of watermelon salad until a year or so ago and then came across a recipe for it in my favorite magazine, Cooking Light. I decided to just give it a try and discovered, much to my surprise, that it was absolutely delicious.


One great thing about watermelon salad is that it gives me an opportunity to use some of my overabundance of mint leaves! It seems no matter how many times I try and contain this herb in my garden, it just keeps overflowing and growing and growing.


That aside, watermelon salad is a wonderfully light and delicate change of pace from the usual summer salads that I make and one that everyone seems to enjoy. There are many variations and I decide to include all 3 of my favorites since they are all so good! As you can tell, there are many, many more possibilities as well as these recipes.



Watermelon Salad with Feta and Grapes

Makes 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup salad and 2 teaspoons cheese)


INGREDIENTS


  • 2 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled seedless cucumber

  • 2 cups (1-inch) cubed seedless watermelon

  • 2 cups halved red grapes

  • 3/4 cup peeled, cubed Asian pear (about 1 pear)

  • 1/2 cup non-fat sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 1/3 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

PREPARATION


  1. Combine 4 fruit ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Combine sour cream, honey, rind, juice, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour sour cream mixture over fruit mixture; toss slightly to coat.

  3. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutritional Information


Calories: 118 (34% from fat)
Fat: 4.4g (sat 2.8g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.1g)
Protein: 3.1g
Carbohydrate: 18.5g
Fiber: 2.1g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Iron: 0.4mg
Sodium: 130mg
Calcium: 91mg



Watermelon Salad with Spinach, Strawberries and Cucumber

Makes 5 servings (serving size: 2 cups)


INGREDIENTS


  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • Dash of salt

  • 4 cups torn spinach

  • 4 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce

  • 2 cups (1-inch) watermelon balls

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion, separated into rings

PREPARATION


  1. Combine honey through the salt (7 ingredients) in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Set aside.

  2. Combine spinach and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss a bit to coat.

  4. Serve.

Nutritional Information


Calories: 72 (13% from fat)
Fat: 1.8g (sat 0.4g,mono 0.8g,poly 0.4g)
Protein: 2.8g
Carbohydrate: 12.2g
Fiber: asta.uni-saarland.de 3.8g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 2mg
Sodium: 46mg
Calcium: 74mg




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