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Recipe: Watermelon Cucumber Salad

If you are looking for a cool light salad this summer, do not miss out on this simple and quick recipe. Made from watermelon and cucumber, it is perfect to keep you hydrated. The mix and match of flavours will leave your taste buds wanting for more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 katori diced water melon (preferably deseeded)

  • 1 katori diced cucumber

  • 8-10 mint leaves

  • 1/2 tsp black salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 20 gm feta cheese or cream cheese or cottage cheese (paneer)


Serving: 2


Calorific Value (per serving):

  • Energy: 46 kcal

  • Protein: 2 gm

  • Carbs: 4 gm

  • Fats: 3 gm

  • Fibre: 1 gm


Method:

  1. In a bowl, add the watermelon and cucumber.

  2. Tear the mint leaves into smaller pieces with your hands, and add them to the bowl.

  3. Now add salt, lemon juice and black pepper, and mix gently.

  4. Cut the cheese into small pieces and add to the bowl. Mix very lightly.

Enjoy your Watermelon Cucumber Salad!



Know Your Ingredients:

Watermelon

Watermelon is an ideal fruit to stay hydrated in summers because around 92% of it is water. Its high water content and low calories make it a great fruit for weight loss. Watermelon is also rich in vitamins C and A, both of which are good for hair and skin. Watermelon also aids digestion and relieves muscle soreness.


Cucumber

Cucumbers are made up of around 96% water, making them a great hydrating food for summers. Cucumbers are low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium and potassium. They are also rich in antioxidants. Cucumbers are good for weight loss and can be used a low-calories substitute for other ingredients in salads, sandwiches, dips and other dishes.


Mint

Mint not only add flavour to your food, but also makes it more healthy. Mint is a good source of vitamin A and antioxidants. Mint can also aid digestion, boost immune system and improve brain function. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties also make it effective in treating acne.


Lemon

Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. The vitamin C and citric acid in lemons also support absorption of iron from food. Lemons may also aid weight loss, support digestion and reduce risk of heart disease, kidney stones and cancer. Heating lemon juice can cause loss of vitamin C, so it is best to consume it at warm or room temperature.

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