Watermelon Salad with Mint and Queso Fresco

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Watermelon Salad with Mint and Queso Fresco
Watermelon Salad with Mint and Queso Fresco
Dan Myers

Watermelon Salad with Mint and Queso Fresco

Watermelon, even though it's one of the sweeter fruits out there, works incredibly well in savory applications. In this light and refreshing salad, it's partnered with a host of savory ingredients: mint, parsley, corn, queso fresco, onions, vinegar, and a couple of twists of fresh cracked black pepper. It's bright and summery and is a perfect complement to any backyard barbecue. 

Click here to see 5 Tantalizing Watermelon Recipes for Summer Cookouts.

1
Servings
344
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces diced watermelon
  • 1/4 Cup corn kernels
  • 1/8 Cup diced red onion
  • 1/8 Cup chopped parsley
  • 1/8 Cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 Cup queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
33%
Sugar
17g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
31g
10%
Vitamin A
175µg
19%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.3%
Vitamin C
31mg
52%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
134µg
100%
Calcium
220mg
22%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
41µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
28µg
7%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
50mg
12%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
192mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
503mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.3%
Sodium
838mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.1%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%

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