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Simple and Sweet, A Nice Summer Treat

Posted May 27 2010 12:00am
Yes, I know, it's not summer yet. It feels like it, though, at least around here. I don't know about you, but temps in the 90s make me think summer. Thank goodness watermelon is now available so I can do something about those summery-thoughts.

This is such a great easy summer side dish, and with the soon-to-be readily available bounty of watermelon, it will be super cheap, too. All you have to do is chop some watermelon and mint and mix them up together, and refrigerate them if you have time. I like to use fresh mint, but if I don't have any, dried mint works as well. It's best to refrigerate the salad for a few hours, but if you don't have the time, don't sweat it.

Simple Sweet Watermelon Salad
For each serving,
1 cup cubed watermelon
1 tsp fresh chopped mint

Mix the watermelon and chopped mint together until the mint is spread evenly throughout. Refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors, serve cold.

That was QUICK. Hardly any time at all - you can prepare it in the morning to refrigerate all day, or  you can just prep it and refrigerate it while you are fixing the rest of your dinner.

EASY, too. It really doesn't get any easier than this, which is a good thing with the lazy dog days of summer already here fast approaching.

Very CHEAP, also, especially if watermelon is in season and you have a mint plant.

And no question that it's very HEALTHY, as well. Most people think of tomato as the best source of lycopene, an antioxidant, but actually, watermelon often has even higher levels than the tomato. Mint is also another good cancer-fighter, and helps the digestive tract to run smoothly, easing stomach aches and settling indigestion.
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