Delicious Watermelon Salad Recipe In 5 Minutes
A refreshingly uncomplicated watermelon salad recipe, that can be made under 5 minutes. We promise you won’t find an easier one!
Watermelons are made up of 92% water. Watermelon (तरबूज़) is a refreshing summer fruit that tastes great in both beverages and desserts. Fresh fruit salads on a hot summer day are not only healthy but delicious too. Watermelons are sure to keep you hydrated throughout the summer can be turned into an eye-catching salad too. Watermelon salad is a classic Mediterranean salad that is a perfect addition for a simple summer lunch or dinner, or for when you are cooking grilled lamb, chicken or paneer tikkas at home.
Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious watermelon salad.
Recipe of a fresh and cooling watermelon salad, that can be made within minutes.
- 500 grams watermelon (deseeded)
- 8-9 mint leaves (chopped)
- 1 /2 teaspoon kala namak
- 1 lemon (squeezed)
- 3 tablespoon feta cheese (crumbled)
Dice the watermelon into bite sized pieces. De-seed them as much as you can for a nice eating experience.
Add crumbled feta cheese on top. This is an optional ingredient.
Sprinkle lemon juice, kala namak and toss.
Add chopped mint leaves. Toss, chill and serve.
Drizzle some balsamic vinegar in place of lemon juice if you have some at home.
What Does Each Ingredient Add To The Dish?
This is the hero ingredient of the salad and makes it cool and refreshing. A bowl of watermelon salad on a hot summer day is an ideal choice with many health benefits. A good source of antioxidants, watermelons are great for your heart, and beneficial for weight loss too.
2) Feta Cheese
Feta cheese is a crumbly textured cheese made from sheep milk or goat milk. Used widely in Mediterranean cuisine, feta adds a beautiful natural savory flavor to the salad. Tip – In desperate situations, when you don’t have feta cheese, feel free to add small crumbs of paneer.
3) Mint Leaves
Mint leaves bring a whole new aspect of freshness to the salad. Plus, the vibrant green color is always welcome. Mint is also one fo the most cooling and healthy herbs to consume during the hot summer months.
4) Kala Namak or Black Salt
Black salt, unlike its name, has a light pink-grey color due to the presence of minerals. Kala namak or black salt does not overpower any dish and adds a mild saltiness to the salad.
Lemon juice always adds a zing to any salad. Not only are lemons rich in vitamin c, but they are also great for weight loss too.
Looking for a lemon squeezer? We reviewed three types of lemon squeezers to find out which one is the easiest to use. Read on.
Looking For A Store Bought Salad Dressing?
If you love salads and need a nice readymade dressing, look no further. Here are three lip-smacking zingy salad dressings to add to your salad bowl that are available online-
1) Veeba Vinaigrette Salad Sauce
- Easily available online and in grocery stores.
- 100 grams of this vinaigrettes provides 83 KCal of energy.
- Does not contain trans fats and saturated fats.
2) Arugula & Co. Salad Dressing – Balsamic + Olive Oil
- No preservatives or additives
- All ingredients sustainably sourced
3) Aamra Natural Homemade Lime & Sesame Salad Dressing
- Perfect for Asian salads
- Preservative and oil-free
- 100 grams of this dressing provides 137 Kcal of energy.
Which is your favorite summer salad? Let us know in the comment box below.
About The Author
Nishtha Asrani Sethi, born and brought up in Delhi, is a content writer who has previously worked with NDTV and Resolver. Her roots are deep within the food industry, thanks to her family business and a keen interest in contemporary food products. Nishtha loves to serve her articles with a side of humor. Her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science comes in handy while researching the science behind the food. When she is not trying to win a battle of fries vs fruit with her daughter, she is busy experimenting with her huge joint family with crazy recipes.