Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Easy Summer Fruit Salad

This Easy Summer Fruit Salad is delightfully different from your ordinary fruit salad.  Sweet melon, refreshing cucumber and crisp apple combine with lime and mint for a taste sensation that makes a great side dish or a snack anytime of the day! 

Easy Summer Fruit Salad | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - a healthy and easy recipe for watermelon, apples, and cucumber accented with lime and mint.  So refreshing!

This salad, an idea borrowed from a WW member at my last meeting, is an interesting blend of summer flavors.  For all intense purposes, it is a completely zero point food.  It's a healthy and delicious choice! 

Easy Summer Fruit Salad | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - a healthy and easy recipe for watermelon, apples, and cucumber accented with lime and mint.  So refreshing!

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical of the cucumber in this salad, but it works really well!  I love cucumber, so it didn't surprise me that I liked it in here! 

Easy Summer Fruit Salad | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - a healthy and easy recipe for watermelon, apples, and cucumber accented with lime and mint.  So refreshing!

While apples are not technically "summer fruits" they do work well in this salad.  I think you could substitute fresh pineapple, if you like though.  I think pineapple is another flavor that would make this salad unique.  Whether you use apples or pineapples, this salad is one you've just got to give a try! It's so refreshing! 

Easy Summer Fruit Salad

Renee P.
Published 06/02/2011
Easy Summer Fruit Salad
Sweet melon, refreshing cucumber and crisp apple combine with lime and mint for a taste sensation that makes a great side dish or a snack anytime of the day!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh watermelon, small diced
  • 1 long English cucumber, small diced
  • 1 large apple, cored and small diced (I used a Granny Smith)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 TBS lime zest
  • 2 TBS fresh mint, chopped
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour to allow flavors to blend. Gently stir and enjoy!
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins. Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: fruit, salad, watermelon, lime, apple, cucumber, side dish


Servings - approx. 6    Serving size - approx. 1 heaping cup   Points Plus per svg - ZERO
Calories - 46.3,   Total Fat - 0g,   Carb. - 10.5g,   Protein - 0.9g,   Fiber 1.5g



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After such an incredibly harsh winter and an equally miserable, cold and wet spring, we have finally had some amazing weather this past week, and I have taken every minute to take advantage of it!!  I finished planting all my herbs....basil, thyme, rosemary, flat leaf parsley,  ( chives and oregano were already in the ground from previous years).  I also put in three tomato plants ( one grape, one big boy and one heirloom) and four pepper plants...two jalapeno and two sweet red.  I put in all my annual flowers, which ended up being purple petunias this year!  

I made good on attending my WW meeting this past week as well...got several outdoor walks in, and was rewarded by a small loss on the scale this week.  



I leave you with this sweet picture of my kitty.  She is an indoor cat, but when the weather is just right, she escapes out the back door and enjoys the greenery around the patio.  :)


14 comments:

  1. It looks so light and refreshing. I love this.

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  2. I've been craving fruit like crazy, so this looks amazing to me! Love the addition of fresh mint!

    Yay for staying on plan and getting your exercise in this week, Renee!

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  3. mmmmmmm! I love the idea of cucumber in there. oww peanut butter cookies for the animals? I can't wait to see these! I think Frank would be a big fan. Glad you're enjoying the weather!

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  4. Looks delicious and refreshing! Can't wait to see the other recipes being posted. I've been behind on posting recipes too...

    Your cat is gorgeous!

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  5. Hi Renee, OMG, great looking salad and your kitty is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!! Have a great day.

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  6. awww, love the picture of your kitty and I'm hoping your puppy makes it onto the dog cookies post! I love animals so much, esp dogs. This salad is unique but I imagine it's quite refreshing! I have a crazy watermelon salad with tomato in it that's sweet, sour, and salty so I know I'd like this one too--I like things that are a little different. Good job on the loss this week--keep up the good work!

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  7. I love a good fruit salad. I am definitely going to have to add cucumber to mine next time I make it. Yum! Have a fab weekend.

    xo

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  8. Hi Renee,
    That is a precious photo of your kitty. I am so happy that summer is here so we can enjoy lovely fresh salads. Your Fruit Salad looks awesome, I would really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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  9. Love fruit salads and yours looks so delicious and beautiful, too. I have some awards for you on my blog! Cheers!

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  10. Kitten!! Love her. :) This recipe looks great... I have a ton of watermelon (almost one whole one cut up, and another one still waiting to be cut up) so I'm on the hunt for recipes before it spoils!

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  11. Wish I had bought that watermelon yesterday! I've got everything but the melon to make this salad. It looks great so I'm marking it for my next trip to the market. Love the kitty!

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  12. I love the contrast of crunchy cucumber and apple with sweet melon. Love the kitty too. Mine escape when they can for the same reason and I love watching them enjoy themselves.

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