Delectable and simple, this Cucumber Basil, and Watermelon Salad recipe is the perfect way to restore summer vibes and cool down at the end of a hot day. With such few ingredients the recipe manages to bring together the different textures of each ingredient and the twist with the lime juice really gets that balance going, a definite treat for your taste buds.
You look at cucumbers and watermelons and your brain automatically registers an aura of relaxation and instantly cools down. For those of you living in tropical areas or areas with a humid climate at this time of the year will definitely enjoy this recipe because my family certainly did.
With no additional effort and no extraordinary ingredients that will make you run to the market at odd times of the day, you can hop into the kitchen for a quick and delicious fix and make it for yourself and your loved ones.
This recipe is specifically tailored for minimum effort so no matter what kind of a person are, or how you busy you are with your everyday life, you can make it with comfortable ease.
The best thing about this recipe is that it is very versatile and can be eaten with other vegan main courses that have include rice, quinoa, or lentils.
Watermelon Nutritional Facts
Like cucumbers, watermelons are also high in water content, being 90% water. They contain antioxidants that help get rid of radical molecules from the body. In environments that produce a lot of pollutions, watermelons can help get rid of toxic chemicals within the body.
This fruit also contains choline, an antioxidant that helps in neurological activity and nervous system functions. This includes improving muscle movement, memory, and early brain development. The best way to have them is to buy them fresh at the local supermarket and use them as soon as possible.
Cucumber Nutritional Fact
Cucumbers are high in water content, which means they are refreshing and good for rehydration of the body. This is why they are so popular with health and beauty gurus because they have so much to offer! They are very easy to use in your everyday diet especially those people who are health-conscious and work out regularly.
The Vitamin K in cucumbers helps in preventing blood clotting and maintaining bone health. It also may play a role in preventing diabetes because it contains a substance that aids in lowering blood pressure.
Using fresh cucumber on the skin helps reduce puffiness and redness on the skin so it is always wise to stock up on fresh cucumbers and can be found at your local supermarkets.
Basil Nutritional Facts
Basil is mostly used in Italian cuisines and is the very popular herb of choice. But apart from being packed with flavor, it has a lot of herbal and medicinal qualities. It is used to treat inflammation in the nose and throat and to treat colds.
Basil is also used in some cases as a protective agent against the aging of the skin. It improves skin hydration, reduces roughness and wrinkling.
Along with that, it is found to boost mental health because it is found in tulsi, a plant that contains properties that help alleviate stress and anxiety.
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- Energy: 103 kcal / 431 kJ
- Fat: 0.6 g
- Protein: 2.4 g
- Carbs: 24 g
- Place the watermelon, cucumber, and basil in a large bowl
- Sprinkle in the salt and drizzle in the lime juice.
- Toss around the ingredients to mix well.
- Serve it immediately or you can leave it in the fridge to cool and serve it later but don’t keep it around for too long.