339.watermelon cucumber salad

November 27, 2013mayurisjikoni

beat the heat

Salads are much welcome as a light meal or for lunch during the hot season. Hot weather means yummy sweet watermelons and cooling cucumbers. I love combining both cooling agents to create a delicious, filling and friendly on the tummy salad. Balsamic vinegar brings out the flavour of the watermelon and the feta cheese compliments the cucumber perfectly. I read in one of those health blogs that when one eats watermelon after a meal, it makes you burp but eaten on an empty stomach it prevents burps. The reason given is that other foods and fruit in the stomach is a bad idea as it creates gas. Well, how true this is I don’t know, but having this salad as a light dinner was perfect for me. Ideal for hot humid days. Go on try this recipe out.

updated 8/12/2015




For 2 as a light meal otherwise for 4

1 cup watermelon cubes
1 cup slices of cucumber
¼ cup thin slices of white onion
10 to 12 olives, slice them
½ cup feta cheese cubes
12 to 14 mint leaves, chopped roughly

2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp watermelon juice
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
¼-½ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper powder

  1. Mix the salad ingredients together. Cover with a cling film and store in the fridge till required.
  2. Whisk the dressing and keep it ready.
  3. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss the salad lightly.
  4. Serve.
  • Add lemon juice instead of watermelon juice.
  • Add either black or green olives.
  • Try adding baby spinach leaves.
  • Add basil leaves instead of mint.
You may want to check out the following:

watermelon feta spinach salad
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