Photo Credit: Prime Restaurant Huntington, NY
Nothing quite announces the arrival of summer like watermelon. Watermelon is one of those fruits most people can all agree on. It’s refreshing and delicious, and it’s the perfect addition to backyard bbq’s and celebrations. Not only is it delicious but healthy for you as well.
Packed With Antioxidants
Full of the antioxidants you needed to help fight against free radical damage and reduce inflammation. It has one of the highest concentrations of lycopene of any fruit. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can protect and repair the body from damage caused by a multiple diseases.
Helps Keep You Energized and Hydrated
Named watermelon for a reason. It’s loaded with water to keep you hydrated on hot summer days. Plus, it’s an excellent source of the electrolytes, sodium and potassium you need to help the body run strong. Watermelon is also rich in Vitamin B, which is necessary for energy production. Most of us do not consume enough water daily. Added a bit of mint and watermelon gives us a bit more of a reason to keeping drinking
Watermelon helps fight chronic disease
It helps to battle back against heart disease, arthritis, asthma, as well as several types of cancers.
Simple to make, and perfect for a hot summer day. At first glance the flavor combination sound odd. The basil, feta cheese, and tomatoes go surprisingly well together. If you are looking for a light and refreshing summer salad, try this. It will be a repeat guest at you’re table for the rest of the summer.
Yield|SERVES 6-8 Prep Time|10 MINUTES Total Time|10 MINUTES
- 6 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup feta cheese
- 3 fresh figs, quartered
- Basil Oil
- Micro greens
In a large bowl combine watermelon, feta, and tomatoes. Stir until ingredients are well combined. Plate with 2-3 fig slices and a few sprigs of micro greens. Drizzle with basil oil, if using. Serve chilled. Enjoy.