Watermelon and Mint Salad (Iron Rich)

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Apr. 23, 2014

Watermelon and mint always taste best together, but are you aware that there is more good reason to combine them? Watermelon is an excellent source of iron, while mint has not just iron but vitamin C too. Iron and vitamin C work best as a team as the latter is needed for iron to work best. So, now, always remember to throw in a few sprigs of mint every time you use watermelon in a salad or juice! The Watermelon and Mint Salad is a winner in terms of taste and good looks, as the olives and mint leaves stand out against the pinkish red background of watermelons. Serve this refreshing salad fresh or chilled.

Ingredients

Watermelon cubes 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Mint leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sliced black olives 2 Tablespoon
For dressing
Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Honey 1 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt and ground black pepper To Taste

Directions

MAKING

For Dressing:

1. In a bowl, combine lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

2. In another bowl, combine watermelon, mint leaves, and olives. Pour dressing on top and toss well.

 

SERVING

3. Serve immediately or refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve chilled.

 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 93Calories from Fat 44

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 136 mg5.67%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 10 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet