NUTRITION

Watermelon and Feta Salsa

Whip up this refreshing dish for a hot summer day.

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By Holly Clegg

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One of my summer favorites with sweet watermelon, fresh mint, salty olives and feta – a burst of sweet and salty in each mouthful. There is just something so refreshing about cool sweet watermelon on a hot summer day, and if you are looking for a great way to use that leftover watermelon and other seasonal ingredients you may have sitting around in your refrigerator – you will absolutely want to dig into the Watermelon and Feta Salsa. Although 92% water, watermelon boasts a significant amount of immune-boosting Vitamin C, A and potassium combined with antioxidant-rich tomatoes, you have one delicious, nutrition-packed dish! Mint may be small in size, but it also contains antioxidants, Vitamins A and C. Not to mention mint also helps fight off bad breath! Don’t forget to pair this salsa with toasted whole-wheat pita triangles and you have a delicious, nutritious sweet and savory snack.

Watermelon and Feta Salsa from Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age

Makes 16 (1/4-cup) servings

4 cups chopped watermelon

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/3 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

2 tablespoons chopped Kalamata olives

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

1. In small bowl mix together all ingredients. Serve.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 29 Calories from fat 36% Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 1mg Sodium 98mg Carbohydrate 4g Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 3g Protein 1g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit

Terrific Tip: Raid a salad bar for fresh Kalamata olives-it makes a difference.

Nutrition Nugget: Look on the bottom of the melon and you’ll find a discolored spot where the melon rested on the ground when it was growing. If this spot is light green, the melon is not yet ripe. If the spot is a yellowish-white color, the melon is probably ripe.

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a healthy culinary expert through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series. Clegg, who attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London, has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD, and The Huff Post. Clegg has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals nationwide. Visit Holly on YOUTUBE and her BLOG for more of her new easy healthy recipes.

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Tue Aug 21 01:40:09 UTC 2018

Yessss please 🤘🏼😂😍😍😍

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Tue Sep 18 21:11:18 UTC 2018

I love this💜

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Sat Sep 22 08:00:08 UTC 2018

Looks great hope you enjoyed

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Tue Sep 25 23:40:55 UTC 2018

After seeing this. I made it tonite. Yummm