Watery fruits like watermelon, tomatoes and cucumbers are not only hydrating, but packed with natural electrolytes that keep our body chemistry in balance. Snack on these fruits on a hot summer day instead of sipping sports drinks that are comprised of artificial sweeteners, flavorings and colors. This savory-sweet salad is a delicious compliment to BBQ fare.
1 small watermelon, cut flesh off the rind into 1-inch cubes
3 large ripe heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large cucumber, peeled and cut in to 1/4" chunks
2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1 cup feta, crumbled (optional)
balsamic vinegar or reduction, to taste
Gently mix watermelon, tomato, cucumber, chives, mint, and feta in a large bowl. Serve with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or reduction.
Jesse Haas, CNS, LN is a licensed functional nutritionist and certified health coach. She was a founding partner of Wellness Minneapolis and was an active practitioner with the clinic from 2014-2022. To connect with her regarding functional nutrition and health coaching services, please follow this link.