Watermelon, Cucumber, Mint Salad Recipe
  • July 29, 2014
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    This super-simple, but completely delicious watermelon, cucumber, mint salad recipe will take all of 10 minutes to pull together, but its flavorful enough to impress even the foodiest of guests.

    I had something similar to this at Eataly over the weekend and immediately pulled fiancé down the street to Trader Joe’s to get the ingredients to recreate it. A 10-block walk carrying a watermelon in a grocery bag is good preparation for American Ninja Warrior, for which I hear finger strength is ESSENTIAL. And ladies can be American Ninja Warriors too.

    What’s great about this super-simple watermelon, cucumber, mint salad is that there are texture differences – soft mozzarella and crunchy fruits and veggies, flavor differences – sweet fruits, fresh mint and cucumbers and savory salt and olive oil.

    I crunched the numbers and that’s a formula for a perfect summer salad.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups of 1/2 inch cubed watermelon
    • 1 package Trader Joe’s Ciliegine Mozzarella
    • 1/2 large cucumber
    • 10 mint leaves chiffonade cut
    • 1 1/2 TBS olive oil
    • 1 TBS sea salt

    Directions:

    1. Cube your entire watermelon into 1/2 cubes, set aside 2 cups for this recipe and the rest for snacking

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    step 2: thinly slice 1/2 of a cucumber and cut slices in half

    asweatlife recipe fabfitchicago chicago health fitness watermelon cucumber salad

    Step 3: chiffonade your mint

    asweatlife recipe fabfitchicago chicago health fitness watermelon cucumber salad

    Step 4: toss together drained mozzarella, olive oil, watermelon, cucumber and mint. Sprinkle sea salt on top and enjoy.

    asweatlife recipe fabfitchicago chicago health fitness watermelon cucumber salad

     

    Did you like the floral arrangement that graced my kitchen island? Those beautiful flowers were were courtesy of Kalla and came with wine and chocolates. Girls’ night win. You can give this amazing gift too here.

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    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.