Healthy Bites: Sweet & Tangy Watermelon Salad

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Sweet & Tangy Watermelon Salad

6 servings, about 2/3 cup each | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups diced seeded watermelon
  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, toasted (see Tip) and coarsely chopped


  1. Stir together vinegar and sugar in a medium bowl until the sugar almost dissolves. Add watermelon, cucumber and cilantro; toss gently to combine. Just before serving, sprinkle with peanuts.

Tips & Notes

  • To toast nuts: heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

Per serving: 63 calories; 3 grams fat (0 grams saturated, 2 grams mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 3 mg sodium; 164 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat

Source: Eating Well

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