The summer heat is catching up with all of us! It’s important to drink plenty of fluids to help us stay well hydrated. Lots of fruit and vegetables are also a great source of water. In fact, around a fifth of our daily fluid intake comes from the foods we eat. For example; cucumber, melon, strawberries, mushrooms, oranges, apples, all these fruits, and veggies contain at least 80% of water.
I find myself craving more and more of this refreshing foods daily; like watermelon, it is super refreshing, I love it. In this Watermelon Greek Salad, I combine hydrating fruits and veggies and elevated it with salty cheese and olives, and a sweet balsamic glaze.
Prep time: 15min - Serves: 4ppl
1/4 of a medium watermelon, cubed
1 medium cucumber, cubed
3 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
6 kalamata olives, sliced
5 basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
1 teaspoon Maldon salt or flaky salt
In a bowl combine watermelon and cucumber.
When ready to eat, plate watermelon cucumber mix into a plate and top with the feta cheese, kalamata olives, basil, and salt.
Drizzle the balsamic glaze and serve immediately.
-If you don’t like Kalamata olives, you can use green olives or capers. Or simply leave them out!
-The Balsamic glaze is optional. I add it sometimes and other times don’t, it gives it a nice sweet flavor.
-Adding the flaky salt helps the watermelon develop more flavor and releases more water making it extra hydrating!