A refreshing summer salad/snack to try before the season is gone.
Hello, everyone. It’s been a very very very long time since I have posted a recipe. Life caught up with me and blogging took a back seat. We recently moved to a new location. And then getting adjusted to the new place and surrounding took a while. Also, it was time for my little baby K, (well not a baby anymore), to start preschool. Deciding on a good preschool was a task. Finally, we enrolled and today she has her 1st day of preschool. I can’t believe how time flies. The bittersweet moment of her growing up and becoming independent is making me both happy and little sad.
Anyways, since she is at school now I am back to work on recipes and share them with you all. Today, I am sharing a recipe for this no brainer Watermelon Berry Salad. Here I have just chopped watermelon pieces and added some fresh raspberries and blueberries. Then, I have flavored it with some mint. Mint gives this salad a fresh aroma and flavor. Then finished it with a pinch of sugar and some freshly grated black pepper.
Now isn’t this simple. Just make this and refrigerated it for few minutes before serving. This salad tastes the best when served cold. I am making this today to serve it to my daughter when she is back from school today.
This salad is great for babies 8 months and above. Just make sure that you cut the watermelon and berries into baby friendly pieces in order to avoid choking. This can be a great option for finger food.
Watermelon is one of the best summer fruits for little ones which has various health benefits. It helps in maintaining the hydration level of the body. It is 93% water, so it is the ideal fruit for summer for hydration. It is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, niacin, folate, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, manganese, copper, and zinc. This melon helps in the bone development and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
For the grown-up version of this salad, add some cajun spices and freshly chopped green chiles with a squeeze of lemon. You can have this as is or can use it as a dip with tortilla chips.
Let’s go through the recipe.
- 1 cup watermelon pieces
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- 3 to 4 mint leaves
- ¼ tsp sugar (optional, just in case watermelon is not sweet enough)
- A dash of black pepper
- Wash berries well and keep them aside.
- Chop watermelon into baby friendly pieces.
- In a mixing bowl, add watermelon, berries (raspberries, blueberries), mint leaves, sugar and black freshly ground black pepper.
- Mix everything well. Cover it and keep it in a refrigerator until ready to serve.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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