One in a Melon!
We are smack dab in the middle summer and this heat wave is officially ridiculous! I don’t know about you, but for the past couple of days, my makeup has been running off my face faster than Usain Bolt’s reaction time out of the starting blocks.
That said, there’s no better time than the present to be a Class A homebody–you know, with the weather relentless and all. I mean, very little beats lounging in front of the T.V. with the Rio Olympics playing and the air conditioner on full blast–very little except for maybe my watermelon mint salad!
We can all agree that watermelon tastes just fine on it’s own, but when kicked up a couples flavor notches? OOF! That’s what I call the good good.
This lime-infused treat is the ultimate snack especially if you love mojitos!
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1/2 watermelon (cut into bite-sized chunks)
- mint leaves (chopped)
- 2-3 lime (juiced)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper (to taste)
Mix the extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl to create the dressing. Start with the juice of 2 limes first. Then, add more if needed. Most of these ingredients are to taste so follow your taste buds! Combine watermelon chunks, chopped mint, and lime dressing together. Adjust the ingredients according personal preference.
Voilà! That’s it. I like to add a slice or two of lime and a full mint leaf for garnish, because aesthetics, duh, but you do you.
What is your go-to summer salad? I’d love to know. Actually, I’m wondering if this treat will taste even better with mangos mixed in…thoughts?