Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fresh Summer Salad with Cucumber, Watermelon and Fennel

Nothing screams summer like this refreshing and juicy, sweet and savory, lemony and minty cucumber, watermelon, and fennel salad

After I posted my last picture by the pool on IG some of you asked me about the salad I was eating. Have you seen it?! 

It's the perfect quick lunch, ready in a couple of minutes, fresh and healthy, and oh-sooo good.  
It's a great combination of sweet and savory, juicy and crunchy. All in one big bowl.

The usual cucumber-watermelon salad comes typically with red onions (but I'm not a huge fan of raw onions), and crumbled feta cheese (yum). You can add either, or both.

OR you can do just like I did and add some shaved fresh fennel. It adds some extra crunchiness and lots of flavor. Its licorice-like aroma goes perfectly with the minty/lemony dressing. 

And let's not forget, fennel is one of those super healthy veggies. It's an excellent source of vitamins A and C (which are powerful anti-oxidants), fibers (which decrease the risk of developing diabetes, and heart disease...), and essential oils (which are helpful to the digestive system). And lots more. 
So if fennel is not one of your favorite veggies, you could try it in this salad, which might surprise you!

Now, let's see who can guess what I'm doing in this picture:
a. Trying to decide whether to eat the salad OR jump in the pool first
b. Suntanning and daydreaming
c. Grocery shopping
d. All of the above
And the correct answer is (d). All of the above! Haha
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YIELD: 1 serving
    • 1 thick slice of watermelon
    • 1 persian cucumber
    • half fennel bulb
    • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • fresh mint leaves


TIME: 5 minutes
    Slice the cucumber and the fennel (half is enough).
     Cut the watermelon in cubes (possibly all of the same size).
    Toss the fennel and cucumber with salt and pepper. Add the watermelon, and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil.
    Add the mint leaves and mix.
    Enjoy :)

    PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD: Watermelon Fennel Summer Salad


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    2. Just made this beautiful and refreshing AND delicious summer salad. Thank you so much for your inspiration. I love food but cooking confidence eludes me. I need recipes, especially wonderfully uncomplicated and delicious ones. I am a grateful follower of your beautiful blog.