Refreshing Watermelon Miso Salad

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.02
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Ingredients

4 cupsWatermelon, large dice
2 cupsCucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tbspMiso paste
1 tbspLime Zest
1 tbspLemon Zest
2 tbsp + 2 tbspFresh Mint Leaves, whole
1 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt

Directions

  1. Bash 2 tbsp of mint, lime and lemon zest, and ½ tsp of sea salt in a small bowl with a spoon, or use a mortar and pestle. Mix in the miso paste until well combined. Toss with the watermelon.
  2. Store in a bowl or freezer bag to marinate. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
  3. Plate with remaining mint and cucumber, drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Nutrition

  • ​Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing way to stay hydrated, as it is about 91% water by weight. It is especially important to have enough fluids during hot weather, as it is easy to become dehydrated in the heat.
  • Watermelon can be a good fruit choice for people who have mouth sores, as it is soft and less acidic than other fruits. Cold melon can be particularly soothing on a sore mouth and throat.
  • Mint contains menthol, which gives mint candies their flavour. It produces a cooling and numbing sensation on the tongue, even if the food is not actually cold. This can help soothe a sore mouth and can also give relief to people experiencing taste changes. Mint also contains monoterpene, a plant nutrient that, in animal studies, has been shown to prevent and slow the growth of several types of cancer.
  • Peppermint oil has been shown to help soothe indigestion. It may also prevent bowel spasms in people with digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).