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As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, there’s one iconic summer fruit that captures the essence of the season like no other – watermelon. Bursting with juiciness and sweetness, watermelon is not only a favorite treat for picnics and backyard barbecues but also a nutritional powerhouse packed with health benefits. And there’s no better way to enjoy this healthy delight than as Tropical Grilled Watermelon Salad. 

Wonderful Watermelon

Watermelon’s popularity during the summer months is undeniable. From refreshing slices at pool parties to vibrant fruit salads at family gatherings, watermelon adds a delightful touch to any summer spread. But beyond its delicious flavor and thirst-quenching properties, watermelon offers a myriad of health benefits

Hydration: With its high water content (approximately 92%), watermelon is an excellent hydrating fruit, helping to replenish fluids and prevent dehydration during hot summer days.
Nutrient-Rich: Watermelon is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients support overall health and contribute to a strong immune system.
Antioxidant Properties: Watermelon contains antioxidants such as lycopene, beta-carotene, and citrulline, which help neutralize free radicals in the body, reduce inflammation, and protect against chronic diseases.
Heart Health: The amino acid citrulline found in watermelon may have beneficial effects on heart health by promoting healthy blood pressure levels and improving blood vessel function.
Digestive Health: Watermelon’s high water and fiber content promote digestive health.

With its refreshing taste and impressive nutritional profile, watermelon is the perfect ingredient to incorporate into your summer menu. One creative and delicious way to enjoy this seasonal favorite is with a Tropical Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint.

Tropical Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

4 Servings

Ingredients

1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch thick slices

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon lime zest

2 tablespoons lime juice

Salt and black pepper to taste

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Fresh mint leaves, torn, for garnish

Optional: toasted coconut flakes for garnish

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, honey, lime zest, and lime juice to make the dressing. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Brush both sides of watermelon slices with the prepared dressing.

Place the watermelon slices on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks form and the watermelon is slightly caramelized.

Remove the grilled watermelon slices from the grill and let them cool slightly.

Arrange the grilled watermelon slices on a serving platter. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the watermelon slices.

Drizzle any remaining dressing over the salad. Garnish with torn mint leaves and optional toasted coconut flakes for added flavor and texture.

Serve immediately and enjoy this refreshing and flavorful Tropical Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint!

Nutritional Value per Serving

 Calories: 190; – Total Fat: 10g; – Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 280mg; Total Carbohydrates: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 19g; Protein: 4g

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