Watermelon, Jicama and Cucumber Salad

It can be hard to drink enough water in the summer, but all you water-intake does not have to come just from fluids. Watermelon is 92 percent water and cucumbers are 96 percent water, making this recipe a great way to stay hydrated with food. All of the ingredients in this dish are in season in the summer.

There are also numerous health benefits to this recipe. Jicama has high levels of dietary fiber, which helps to regulate bowel movements. Silica, a mineral found in cucumbers, also helps keep nails and hair shiny and strong.

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Photo Credit: Mike Miller, A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

Dressing

  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. raw honey
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Salad

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed jicama
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 oz. cubed or crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint leaves

Watermelon, Jicama and Cucumber Salad

Instructions
1. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.
2. Add the watermelon, jicama, cucumber and red onion to the bowl and toss to coat. Add feta and mint and toss gently. Enjoy!


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