Recipe of the Month:
Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
6 c. diced watermelon
3 Persian cucumbers
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1 tsp sea salt
¼ cup of crumbled feta
¼ cup of mint leaves
Combine watermelon, cucumbers, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and sea salt. Roughly chop mint leaves, add crumbled feta, and toss. Divide between salad plates and serve.
Dr. Schmidt tip: For more of an herb punch try adding basil to the recipe! I think this pairs perfectly in the summer with grilled chicken.
Health fact: Watermelon is RICH in an antioxidant called Lycopene which supports heart and neurological health and also helps prevent certain types of cancer!
Fun fact: Most would guess watermelon is a fruit, however, it is actually a vegetable belonging to the same family as pumpkins, squash, and cucumber ( the Curcubit Family).
Watermelon Cucumber Salad. Carrie Purcell. Country Living. https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a5423/watermelon-cucumber-salad-recipe-clx0714/ Accessed on 06/12/2018
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Lycopene. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-554/lycopene. Accessed on 06/12/2018
20 Fun Facts About Watermelon. The Gardening Channel. https://www.gardeningchannel.com/20-fun-facts-about-watermelon/Accessed on 06/12/2018