Don't have blood oranges? Neither did I when I wanted to make this recipe. But I did have blood orange olive oil, so I recreated this salad sans the actual blood oranges, and made a couple other "healthy choice" adjustments. It was amazing. Click the link above if you'd like to follow the original recipe (or use my recipe and just use regular olive oil, half the watermelon, and add a couple blood oranges to the mix!)
Minty Blood Orange and Watermelon Salad
1 small seedless watermelon, peeled and cut into chunks **
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup reduced-fat feta cheese
3 tbsp Extra virgin Blood Orange olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
**NOTE: If you are following a low FODMAPs diet, try this with cantaloupe instead. I think it would taste wonderful. It's on my list of salads to try!
|Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1 -serving|
Nutrition Highlights: Low sodium, excellent source of vitamin A (plus lots of lycopene!) and vitamin C.
QUESTION: What's your go-to summer salad when you have to bring something to a cookout? I have three; this minty watermelon salad, this quinoa salad, and this bulgar blueberry salad.
And before I go, did you know that today is "National Eat Your Vegetables Day"?! In honor of vegetables I'd like to share this photo from a food demo I did at work last week. Grilled veggies, thrown into a bowl of balsamic vinegar, Tuscan oil and a dash of seasoning. Delicious.
Thanks for reading!
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