Saturday, August 28, 2021

Watermelon, Cucumber, Tomato, and Mint salad

watermelon tomato salad with mint


When temperatures start to rise to over 90 degrees, you will welcome this refreshing watermelon, cucumber, and tomato salad seasoned with chopped scallions and freshly chopped mint-  it is sweet, savory delicious and takes advantage of end of summer produce.
 

This revitalizing salad is perfect during hot and humid summer heat waves when the need to hydrate is so important, and you only feel like eating something light. 

watermelon and mint salad


Fresh mint enhances the natural flavors in this medley, and it tastes especially interesting paired with the pungent chopped scallions. If you can't find fresh mint, you could easily substitute fresh basil which will have a different- but equally fragrant taste.



Whether you are attending a summer BBQ, a get together with friends or family, just looking for a light lunch, this easy to make salad would be great.

Watermelon, Slice, Isolated, Seeded

I remember when I was very young, we didn't have seedless watermelons, and it was quite an adventure eating a slice of watermelon and having to spit out the seeds.

Watermelon, Fruit, Eat, Healthy, Summer

Now, with seedless melons, it is so much easier to eat and prepare watermelon for salads. 

Melon, Watermelon, Fruit, Summer, Red

Although I cut my watermelon into balls using my cute melon ball scooper, you could cut your watermelon in chunks or even sticks. 

If you have watermelon left over, I have also made (link) watermelon limeade which is an extremely refreshing summer (non-alcoholic) drink and looks blissful. 

In addition, I have cut watermelon into cubes, frozen them in baggies, and kept them to make really refreshing (link) watermelon smoothies.

I have also made a simple dessert of (link) watermelon balls in orange blossom water mixed  with chopped fresh mint which tastes  exotically delicious.



Author of the Blog: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: NA
Serves : 2

Ingredients:

3 cups of watermelon, chunked or made into balls
1 cup of cucumber, chopped
1 cup of chopped tomatoes. 
1/2 cup of chopped scallions
1/2 cup of chopped fresh mint
Optional: 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (I did not) 

Directions: 
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and serve

Mint, Peppermint, Herbs, Medicinal Herbs


Notes: 

1. Watermelon is about 90% water and contains a good amount of electrolytes to help balance ph levels in the summer. In addition, it contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants

2. Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables help eliminate free radicals in the body which are a by product of our natural metabolism, or from exposure to air pollution, smoking, 2nd hand smoke, and stress. An accumulation of free radicals in the body can lead to oxidative stress which may damage cells which may play a role in diseases such as cancer and heart disease (source).

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. The information in this post and my entire blog is for educational purposes only. If you are in
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17 comments:

  1. One of the best summer salads! I just bought a huge watermelon though pumpkins are already everywhere, but I just couldn't resist!

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    1. I can't get enough watermelon; I really love it. The problem is I eat too much of it . Once I start cutting open a watermelon, I eat like 1/2 of it in a day.

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  2. Watermelon salad is a new one for us this summer and a favourite too.

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  3. Locally grown watermelons here have seeds in them -- but also have a more vibrant flavor than the seedless varieties. Too bad!

    sounds like a good recipe: mint grows rampant in my garden. best... mae

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    1. Yes, I was surprised that our local farm had seedless- the flavor was good.

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  4. You always come up with the most interesting combinations. I do love a watermelon and mint salad, but it never would have occurred to me, ever, to add tomatoes.

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  5. Watermelon is one fruit I don't like or should I say any kind of melon, so even though your salad looks very pretty, I would be a hard pass. Taste is so individual though. When my son was a kid he could eat a quarter of a watermelon without a second look.

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  6. Yum!
    A very nice summer salad.

    All the best Jan

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  7. This looks so refreshing! I have not eaten enough watermelon this summer.
    Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week!

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  8. Looks like an absolutely delicious summer salad Judee. Mint and melon are such a great combination together. So refreshing!

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  9. This is your most mouth-watering and gorgeous salad yet! The pictures are amazing, right down to that adorable watermelon gadget. And yes, dodging watermelon seeds as a kid was quite an adventure!

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  10. I love a refreshing watermelon salad in summer. Nigella Lawson put out her version some years ago, which was the first time I’d heard of it. Such a fabulous idea.

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  11. Two of my favs, watermelon and cucumber!! YUM! Thanks so much for linking up at A Themed Linkup 71 for Healthy Recipes. Pinned!

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  12. Another great summer salad (I just read Tina's!) -- this sounds so refreshing.

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  13. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at A Themed Linkup 72 for Southwestern Crafts and D├ęcor from my previous linkup for Healthy Recipes!

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