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Cucumber Melon & Basil Salad


Who’s hungry?? 🤤 And who loves melons? Cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, so many amazing options and they’re all so good for you!


Here’s some of the benefits!


They're full of Vitamin C which promotes healthy brain function 🧠, healthy skin, and boosts immunity!


They have a ton of potassium which helps with healthy heart function! 🫀

And they have Vitamin B which helps rid your body of toxins that can cause illness and diseases! 🥊


Watermelon is ESPECIALLY special because it contains a whole lot of lycopene which may help prevent several types of cancer! The deeper the color of the watermelon, the more lycopene!


Of course you can eat fruit all by itself, but here’s a super easy recipe to add a little more pizazz to it! ✨


Cucumber Melon and Basil Salad

Ingredients

2 large cucumbers

1 ripe, sweet cantaloupe

Small handful of fresh basil, for serving

Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)


For the dressing

2 tablespoons avocado oil

2 teaspoons lime juice

1 teaspoon lime zest

1 teaspoon agave

Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

Peel the cucumbers into a stripe pattern and slice in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and then slice the cucumbers into ½-inch moon shapes. Add the cucumber to a large serving bowl.


Cut the cantaloupe in half and scoop out the seeds. Use a melon baller to create cantaloupe spheres and place them in the serving bowl.


To make the dressing, whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.


Drain any juice that has collected in the bottom of the serving bowl. Drizzle the cucumber and melon with the dressing. Toss to coat and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Just before serving, garnish with fresh basil and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional).

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