Recipe of the Month for June!

Recipe of the Month:
Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
Serves 4-6
Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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).  

Resources:
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

Image labeled on Google as “free to use, share, or modify, even commercially.” Accessed on 06/12/2018

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

 

 

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