Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Mint, Tarragon and Lime

I was visiting with family last week while on vacation and my Mom made the most delicious, refreshing summer salad of watermelon, cucumbers, mint, tarragon and lime.  She served it with sliced cold chicken and a half a cob of the sweetest summer corn.  My sister remarked that she couldn’t think of anything better to serve guests for lunch.  I couldn’t wait to get home and make it for my family.  It is so simple, and the combination of the lime along with the mint and the tarragon give an outstanding flavor profile that pairs beautifully with the watermelon and cucumber.  Give this one a try – it’s amazing.

As far as this recipe being a fit for the Arthritis Kitchen, watermelon is the star here.   High in antioxidants and an excellent source of both vitamin C and vitamin A.   This thirst quenching treat is said to reduce the inflammation that contributes to conditions such as asthma, diabetes and arthritis.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Mint, Tarragon and Lime

  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 1/4 large watermelon
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (3-4 limes)
  • 2/3 cup torn mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Slice cucumbers in half lengthwise. Scrape out and discard seeds. Chop cucumber and watermelon into small chunks and place in a large bowl. Stir in lime juice, herbs and salt.
Salad will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 hours.

*This recipe originally comes courtesy of Chatelaine magazine.

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Posted on August 7, 2011, in Anti-imflammatory ingredients, Foods Known to Help Arthritis, Low Carb, Recipes / Cooking, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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