Watermelon Salad with Rosemary and Yogurt - Dr. Axe

Watermelon Salad with Rosemary & Yogurt

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Watermelon salad recipe - Dr. Axe

Benefit-rich watermelons are a fruit that many people enjoy but don’t often know how to “spice up.” They’re not usually found in traditional fruit salads, and because they’re a seasonal fruit, just when you get the hang of eating them, they’re off the market.

But this Watermelon Salad is going to knock your socks off. It requires little more than a handful of ingredients and is an elegant starter to any meal.

Best Watermelon Salad Ingredients

Watermelon contains a good amount of both potassium and magnesium, two important nutrients used to help remedy conditions like high blood pressure. Watermelon benefits also include being a natural diuretic. It helps increase urine production to transport waste and toxins out of the body to protect against kidney stones.

Coconuts are considered one of the healthiest fruits in the world. They’re packed with healthy fats, antioxidants and important micronutrients. Coconut is used in a number of food products, including coconut oil and coconut yogurt. If you can tolerate dairy, you can also use Greek yogurt.

Made by pressing dried or fresh coconut meat, coconut oil is made up of fats in the fruit that become liquid when temperatures hit about 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

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What is raw honey? It’s a pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized sweetener made by bees from the nectar of flowers. Most of the honey consumed today is processed honey that’s been heated and filtered since it was gathered from the hive. Unlike processed honey, raw honey does not get robbed of its incredible nutritional value and health powers.

Meanwhile, rosemary is one of the great herbs, and it blends so well with this watermelon salad. Aside from having a pleasant fragrance and taste, this herb is a good source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, as well as essential nutrients including iron, calcium, and vitamins A, C and B6.

Watermelon salad ingredients - Dr. Axe

How to Make a Watermelon Salad

Begin by heating coconut oil in a small pan over medium-low heat. Add in the rosemary sprigs and pan fry until the herb is crisp, about one minute. Remove the pan from heat and allow the rosemary to cool.

Watermelon salad process - Dr. Axe

Separate the rosemary and oil, placing each in separate bowls and setting aside for now. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut yogurt and raw honey until well-combined, then set aside.

In a small bowl, add the flaky sea salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and poppy seeds.

Watermelon salad recipe - Dr. Axe

Then grab four plates and evenly distribute the yogurt mixture, watermelon and fried rosemary. Add some extra flavor by drizzling the reserved rosemary oil and lemon juice over the four plates. Sprinkle the spice mixture onto your plate until you reach the desired taste and spiciness level.

This watermelon salad is just what you need to make any dinner feel more upscale. Serve it for company or enjoy it amongst the family. I know they’ll be impressed!

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Watermelon salad

Watermelon Salad Recipe


  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Summertime and watermelon are nearly synonymous, but have you tried it in a salad? It can work but with just random salad ingredients. Try this perfect mix of ingredients for a watermelon salad you’ll want to put on repeat.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 cups chopped watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 3 cups coconut yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. In a small pan over medium-low heat, add coconut oil.
  2. Pan fry rosemary sprigs until crisp (about 1 minute).
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Separate rosemary and oil, adding both to individual bowls and set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk honey and coconut yogurt until well combined and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, add flaky salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and poppy seeds.
  7. On four plates evenly distribute yogurt mixture, watermelon and fried rosemary.
  8. Drizzle rosemary oil and lemon juice evenly over four place. Sprinkle spice mixture on each plate to your desired taste.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min
  • Category: Salads, Appetizers
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving (399g)
  • Calories: 254
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 378mg (25% DV)
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 7.9g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg

Keywords: watermelon salad, watermelon salad recipe

Total Time

10 minutes

Serves

4

Meal Type

,

Ingredients:

  • 4–5 cups chopped watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 cups coconut yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of each: flaky salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, poppy seeds

Directions:

  1. In a small pan over medium-low heat add coconut oil.
  2. Pan fry rosemary sprigs until crisp (about 1 minute).
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Separate rosemary and oil, adding both to individual bowls and set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk honey and coconut yogurt until well combined and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, add flaky salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and poppy seeds.
  7. On four plates evenly distribute yogurt mixture, watermelon, and fried rosemary.
  8. Drizzle rosemary oil and lemon juice evenly over four place. Sprinkle spice mixture on each plate to your desired taste.
  9. Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Nadwa on

    Some detitions say do not eat watermelon while ur dieting to loose weight and u use it for loosing weight so i am so confused

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