Featured Summer Recipe: Watermelon Salad with Mint Leaves

This fabulous summer recipe comes to us courtesy of my good friends at the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. It’s just too good not to pass on!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (5-pound) watermelon
  • 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 6 whole mint sprigs

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut the flesh from the melon and cut into bite size pieces, removing and discarding the seeds, and set aside. Peel and slice the onion into rings.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, and whisk until salt is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, a few drops at a time. Add in the chopped mint, taste, and adjust seasonings.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the melon, onion, and feta. Pour the dressing over the melon mixture and toss gently until everything is coated and evenly mixed. Garnish with mint sprigs.
  4. To serve, divide salad among individual plates and garnish with mint leaves.

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  1. nancy

    HI DR JONNY!
    I HAVE PURCHASED 3 BOTTLES OF YOUR RECOMMENDED SLEEP AID! I HAVE CHRONIC INSOMNIA & I TRAVEL THRU MANY TIMES ZONES OFTEN WHICH DOESN’T HELP! I DO TAKE MELATONIN & HAVE BEEN ON THE TYPICAL DRUGS THAT WORK BUT IT’S NOT NATURAL SLEEP! WILL HAVE THE WATERMELON SALAD AS WELL! MINT ON EVERYTHING IS DIVINE! BEST CHEER! NANCY

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