Refreshing Watermelon Mint Salad

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Introduction: This Watermelon Mint Salad is a refreshing and nutritious dish that is perfect for hot summer days. Bursting with hydrating watermelon, crisp cucumbers, and fresh mint, it’s a delightful combination of flavors. This salad is not only delicious but also packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making it a healthy choice for any occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: crumbled feta cheese for topping

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, diced cucumber, red onion slices, and chopped mint leaves.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the watermelon mixture and gently toss until all the ingredients are well coated.
  4. Refrigerate the salad for about 15-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Just before serving, give the salad a final toss and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. Optional: Top with crumbled feta cheese for an added tangy flavor and creamy texture.