This is one of my favorite recipes from my Low Oxalate Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook!
This simple recipe will take you 10 minutes to whip together and it’s perfect timing because it’s so great for spring and summer. Watermelon salsa can be the perfect light side dish or snack by itself, and you can pair it with a variety of main dishes.
Feel free to add more mint or orange juice to suit your preferences. I encourage you to adjust the flavors to your liking!
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Watermelon is very nutritious & delicious
Watermelon is good for so many reasons! Watermelon is fat-free and an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C, and thiamin. A super ripe watermelon (meaning the redder the watermelon gets) has high concentration of the powerful antioxidant lycopene.
Lycopene is the red pigment that gives watermelon and tomatoes their color, and studies have linked lycopene to heart health, bone health and prostate cancer prevention.
Watermelon also contains healthy amounts of amino acids, antioxidants and even potassium.
Watermelon can also help you lose weight. It contains an amino acid called arginine, which helps burn fat quickly.
And because watermelon is loaded with nutrients, consuming watermelon can help in the prevention of kidney disorders, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, heat stroke, macular degeneration, digestion and impotence! (source)
Watermelon Salsa Recipe
1 small bowl
1 medium bowl
3 cups watermelon, cut into small pieces
1/2 cucumber, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup avocado oil
2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp fresh lime juice
Combine avocado oil and juices in a small bowl.
In a medium bowl, mix cucumber, watermelon, and mint.
Drizzle juice mixture over watermelon and cucumber.
You can omit the fresh squeezed orange juice, if you’d like or if you don’t have oranges on hand. I happened to have some laying around so I tried it, and loved it.
The mint gives a burst of freshness and the watermelon is naturally sweet. The cucumber is crisp and clean and goes so perfectly with all the other flavors.
This can be thrown together quickly and goes well with my recipes for the Beef Wrap and Mexican Corn.