Monday, June 24, 2013

Minted Watermelon, Cucumber, and Blueberry Salad Recipe for July 4th



Sweet, refreshing, and slightly crunchy. This red, white (almost?), and blue salsa-like salad is perfect on chips or a piece of grilled fish and is a great healthy recipe for the 4th of July. Which, by the way, is next week. 

Friday afternoon some of my girlfriends and their families came over for a backyard BBQ. The chickens were roaming around, the girls put on princess clothes and asked Gwendolyn about her trip to Disneyland, and we all relaxed on the lawn - it really felt like summer. My girlfriends all brought the most amazing side dishes. Ronda brought a salad with shrimp and Sarah brought a salad of Tuscan cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, and mint. It was so good I had to make a similar version the next night for dinner and to share with you.

Recipe after the break!





Minted Watermelon, Cucumber, and Blueberry Salad Recipe
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Serve with chips like a salsa or over grilled fish, a bed of quinoa, etc.

Yield: About 2 Cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced watermelon 
  • 1/2 cup diced Persian or English hothouse cucumber 
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 
  • 5 fresh mint leaves, chopped 
  • juice of 1 lime 
  • chips for serving 
Instructions:
Gently toss all ingredients together in a small-medium bowl. 



15 comments:

  1. My tastebuds are dancing already!!

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  2. Such a pretty and refreshing summer salad!

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  3. That looks delicious!

    What a sweet group of girls there on the blanket...love that!

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  4. What a beautiful way to enjoy the day. The salad is divine. Very refreshing, a really nice summer salad.

    Velva

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  5. yum, I made mojitos this weekend so I have some mint!

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  6. This looks sooooo refreshing Marina!

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  7. Delicious, so refreshing and colorful! One of our favorite summer salads :)

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  8. I have all the ingredients, and want to make it right this minute! Looks wonderful, Marina!

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  9. This looks so refreshing and perfect!

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  10. this salad sounds great!

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  11. Marina I love this salad - wonderful colors too! And I love your book!
    Congrats on the book! Looking forward to your posts!

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  12. What a fresh and colorful salad for a picnic or barbeque.

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  13. I woke up this morning and decided I wanted to make a watermelon salad for dinner this evening. Your salad looks perfect with each piece cut to perfection. This is a great salad, simple and with great flavor. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Definitely perfect not just for the 4th of July. Love to have this with chips.

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