From the Kitchen of Jesse Haas, CNS, LN
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.