Watermelon & Watercress Salad

Saturday, August 10, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

We always buy a ton of fresh produce and come the end of the week seem to have a little of this and little of that leftover.  Well, we absolutely hate wasting food so today's lunch was inspired by our leftover produce and boy did it turn out delicious!

We started off our salad with a bed of fresh watercress, although spicy arugula or spinach would be just as tasty!  We love watermelon and wanted to base this salad around our favorite summertime fruit.  We then topped our salad with fresh blueberries, blackberries, juicy plum, yellow pepper, walnuts and just a tablespoon of fresh feta cheese!

Talk about a beauty, right?  We garnished this salad with thinly sliced red onion, fresh cilantro, balsamic glaze and freshly squeeze lemon juice! 
Yum, this was absolutely delicious!  Fresh fruits and veggies are simply meant to come together and hang out in one giant bowl.  Feel free to use this yummy combination or simply use whatever you have on hand.  That's the beauty in this leftover produce turned delicacy dish!
Hope you enjoy :)
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Calories: 178
Fat: 3.0 grams
Carbs: 37.2 grams
Dietary fiber: 4.9 grams
Protein: 5.3 grams
4 cups watercress (or any green)
6 cups watermelon
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 yellow pepper chopped
1/4 cup walnuts
2 plums chopped
1/4 red onion thinly sliced
1/4 cup feta (or fresh mozzarella/parmesan)
1 lemon
2 tbsp. balsamic glaze (we used Bertolli - find this by the vinegar)
handful fresh cilantro
Let's get cooking!
1.  Line each bowl with watercress.  Top with 1.5 cups watermelon. 
2.  Continue topping with 1/4 of remaining ingredients - blueberries, blackberries, yellow pepper, plums, walnuts, and feta.
3.  Squeeze fresh lemon juice over top.
4.  Garnish with balsamic glaze and fresh cilantro.
Serves 4 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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  1. Lovely work. Just signed up to follow you. It would be great if you popped over to Carole's Chatter and linked this in to Food on friday: Melons. Cheers


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