Summer, I really dread this season. One does not feel like doing anything. Change in diet is needed during this season. Salads, juices, light meals, yoghurt and loads of seasonal fruits are ideal companion. This watermelon and cucumber salad is a tasty and cool snack to binge on. An ideal salad to beat the heat, as both are rich in water content.
Watermelon is a 92 % water content fruit, thus ideal to keep oneself hydrated for summer. It consists of vitamin A, C, B6, lycopene, aminoacids, potassium and antioxidants. Lycopene, a carotenoid antioxidant is much more in watermelon than in a tomato.
It is good for cardivascular and bone health, prevents cancer, diuretic and kidney support. It also helps in healing scars and wounds. It is also good for the eyes and skin.
Moreover, did you know that even the rind and seeds of watermelon are edible. The rind has more lycopene than the red flesh.
Cucumbers have always played a key role in salads. They belong to the same family as watermelons and rich in water content. The benefits of cucumbers are so many, that one needs to eat them regularly on a daily basis. Rich in fibre, helps in weight loss, fights stress and inflammation and also helps prevent cancer. Thankfully, this vegetable is available all year round.
Now, let me tell you about the watermelon and cucumber salad that I have been singing about. It was crunchy , tasty and loved binging it. A perfect summer treat !This post is for the Culinary Hoppers blog hop with the theme “Salads ”
- Watermelon pieces 1 bowl
- Cucumber (large variety) 1
- For seasoning :
- Olive oil 2tsp
- salt to taste
- pepper powder 1/2 tsp
- lemon juice 1tbsp
- Wash the cucumber and cut into chunks.
- Take a bowl and mix the cucumber and watermelon pieces.
- In another bowl, mix the ingredients under ” For seasoning “
- Toss the veggies into it , cover with a lid and refrigerate for sometime.
- Tasty salad is ready to binge.
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Do check my Kiwi Lemonade, a wonderful drink for summer !
And here are the other salad recipes of Culinary Hoppers
Lebanese Tabboleh Salad by Vani
Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad by Piyali
Thai salad with peanut butter dressing by Shubha
Corn Salad by Shobana
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