We had some sweltering temperatures in California this week, but this salad was the perfect way to cool off. Chilled watermelon is a go-to summertime snack because of its refreshing nature, but this recipe takes refreshment to a whole new level. The strawberries add a more potent sweetness, while the mint boosts the flavor and adds a wonderful aromatic quality to the dish. I always find myself grabbing a fork and eating it right out of the bowl the minute I finish making it—it’s that good.
This salad is also a great way to cool off in a healthier way. Popsicles and ice cream bars, though they are undeniably delicious, are also high in sugar. While this salad does have natural sugars from the fruit, the ingredients are in their whole form, meaning it will actually fill you up. Plus, the fruit has only been washed and cut instead of processed into a popsicle form. It’s a win-win situation all around!
I love making this recipe because it only takes a few minutes to prepare, and then you can be on your way to quick relief from the heat. Give this salad a try and fill up your plate with a refreshing treat!
Watermelon, Strawberry, and Mint Salad
- 1 watermelon, cut into bite-sized cubes
- 1 pound strawberries, washed and diced
- 20-30 mint leaves, roughly chopped (you can adjust the amount to your liking)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. For best results, chill salad thoroughly in the fridge before serving. Garnish with a sprig of mint.