The weather around here has been hot! When it's hot, I don't feel like being in the kitchen too long. Maybe not at all. Do you? Even with air-conditioning it's just not a cooking kind of weather. So we have been grilling. This weekend my husband bought a new grill, yay! And yay for husbands that don't mind grilling! All that is left for me to do is a put together a bowl of colorful goodness. What do you make when you don't feel like cooking?
Did you know, watermelons contain about 92 percent water, and if you eat just one cup it's only 43 calories? Also in just one cup of watermelon is 21 percent vitamin C, 2 percent iron and 17 percent vitamin A. Avocados are naturally sodium-free, and grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin A. This salad is perfect on a hot summer day and summer fruits are good for boosting nurtients in your body.
So how about a fresh summer salad that is easy to whip up and to refresh? I think so.
1/4 of watermelon
1 stem fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
A pinch of salt
Cut watermelon, avocado, grapefruit, and figs into bite size pieces.
Whisk together 1/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and a small pinch of salt. Drizzle on the salad.
Chop fresh mint and sprinkle it on top.
A Fresh Summer Salad
- 1/4 of watermelon
- 1 avocado
- 1 grapefruit
- 1-2 figs
- 1 stem fresh mint
- 1/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- A pinch of salt
- Cut watermelon, avocado, grapefruit, and figs into bite size pieces.
- Whisk together 1/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and a small pinch of salt. Drizzle on salad.
- Chop fresh mint and sprinkle it on top.
sat. fat (grams)2.3