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Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad with Balsamic Reduction

09/24/2015 05:49 EDT | Updated 09/24/2016 05:12 EDT

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Anybody who knows me well knows that watermelon has always been my favourite fruit. I've been known to chow down nearly a whole watermelon in one sitting! When I tried this dish for the first time, I was so impressed that such contrasting ingredients could come together to create such a delicious taste. The sweetness of the watermelon, the saltiness of the feta, the refreshing mint and the flavourful balsamic seem like they were meant to be together. So if you have a salty-sweet tooth like me, you'll love this salad!

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Watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C and is a good source of potassium. It also contains a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. Also found in tomatoes, lycopene promotes health and fights against disease.

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Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

Source: Wealth of Health

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

1/2 large watermelon, cubed.

1 cup feta cheese, cubed or crumbled

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp balsamic reduction (see below for recipe)

Directions:

Gently toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve immediately.

How to make balsamic reduction

Pour 1 cup of balsamic vinegar into a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat (watch constantly as it can burn easily). Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes, until it has reduced to the consistency that you desire. Remove from pan and let cool. The vinegar will continue to thicken as it cools. Allow to chill to room temperature before using.

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