Hydrating Watermelon Salad with Grapes, Snap Peas and Cucumbers

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  • Hydrating Watermelon Salad with Grapes, Snap Peas and Cucumbers
Posted on June 27, 2016

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting companies and brands that support Floating Kitchen.

I don’t think I’ve ever met a dessert that I didn’t like. And I shamelessly indulge in a little something sweet every single day. But this blog certainly isn’t a blog dedicated solely to the pursuit of baked goods and frozen treats. I’m conscientious of the types of recipes that I post here. And I want them to reflect real life. Or at least MY real life and what I’m actually eating day in and day out, which involves mostly healthy dishes, a few fun cocktails and small doses of over-the-top indulgences. I’m all about balance.

Although you’d be hard pressed to know any of this if you looked at my posting schedule so far for the month of June. We’ve had cake, two different ice cream recipes and boozy popsicles.

I accept full responsibility for my poor editorial planning.

And I think it’s about time we had a salad.

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As the season progresses and the temperatures continue to rise, I find myself craving fresh, light, hydrating foods. After a major sweat session, either from an intense work out or simply because my house lacks sufficient air conditioning (#realtalk), consuming foods with a high water content is one way that I’ve found to really help me stave off the negative effects of dehydration. And this Hydrating Watermelon Salad with Grapes, Snap Peas and Cucumbers is full of replenishing, water-rich foods. Watermelon and cucumbers are both over 90 percent water by weight. And grapes and snap peas are high on the list as well.

I’ve also added in some Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds for protein, fiber and of course, that unmistakable crunch. Blue Diamond Almonds is the Official Snack Nut of USA Swimming, so you know they know a thing or two about fueling workouts, post-workout recoveries and overall healthy lifestyles!

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This Hydrating Watermelon Salad with Grapes, Snap Peas and Cucumbers is super refreshing and, in my humble opinion, best eaten straight out of the refrigerator when it’s crisp and cold. I hope you get the chance to try it out!

Oh and don’t worry about that dash of red pepper flakes. It’s just there to help keep things interesting. A little bit of heat to make you say “hmmm…what’s that?”.

Cheers,

Liz

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Hydrating Watermelon Salad with Grapes, Snap Peas and Cucumbers

Serves 2-4

Hydrating Watermelon Salad with Grapes, Snap Peas and Cucumbers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup halved seedless grapes
  • 1 cup snap peas, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1/2 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, grapes, snap peas, cucumber, almonds and mint leaves. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and red pepper flakes, tossing gently to combine.
  2. This salad can be served immediately. Or covered and refrigerated for a couple hours before serving.
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24 Comments


  • This salad is perfection! Sounds so refreshing and definitely adding to the holiday weekend spread!

    Reply

    • Yay! It would be perfect for 4th of July (which I kind of forgot was coming up until you just mentioned it!).


  • It definitely is all about balance! But I like to indulge in something sweet every day too, especially in the summer. This salad looks gorgeous, Liz! I love the bright pop of watermelon and the peas in here. So pretty!

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    • Thank you, Gayle! Balance is KEY! 🙂


  • Balance is good. It is necessary. I mean, we can’t live off ice cream and beersicles unless we plan on moving into the hospital sometime soon. For years I didn’t have working air conditioning, so a refreshing salad like this would have saved my life. This is the perfect BBQ side that I can see myself having seconds and thirds of (with a nice cocktail on the side, of course!)

    Reply

    • Always with a cocktail on the side! 🙂


  • SO hydrating and needed during the hottest days of Summer! This would be good for me because I have trouble staying hydrated.. I forget to drink plenty of water. I’d love to keep this on hand in the fridge, for my sweet tooth and hydration! Delicious with that pinch of heat agains the cooling cucumber and watermelon. Perfect for Summer!

    Reply

    • Yes, it’s good for that pesky sweet tooth as well! Thanks, Traci!


  • I would never have thought to put these ingredients together Liz, and I can tell I would love this! It’s so refreshing and I love the addition of those red pepper flakes — they would definitely make this nice and interesting. As for the editorial calendar, sometimes you just gotta scrap it. 🙂

    Reply

    • Ha ha. So true about the calendar, Marcie! Thanks for the sweet words!


  • I love the looks of this salad, Liz! All of those textures and the sweet/savory/spicy red pepper flakes thing you have going on here, it looks just perfect for summer!

    Reply

    • Thanks, Denise! It’s super simple, but full of interesting flavors and textures just like you said. That’s why I’m so obsessed with it!


  • This salad is stunning and I love the watermelon in there- so summery and delicious 🙂

    Reply

    • Thanks, Medha! It totally screams Summer! 🙂


  • Liz, I have been eating carbs like there’s no tomorrow. Bring on the salads!!! I love the watermelon in here and I LOVE the Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds in here! I actually keep a bag of these in my car for whenever I have the munchies! Love!

    Reply

    • Yup, I have a bag in my car too! 🙂


  • this sounds so refreshing and yummy! plus, i have almost all of the ingredients making this even better! nothing like a perfectly ripe and juicy watermelon in the summer!

    Reply

    • Thank you! And agreed!


  • I’m exactly the same way–I crave juicy fruits and vegetables (especially cucumbers) in the summer. Drinking water just doesn’t cut it! This looks so refreshing, love the crunch from the almonds 🙂

    Reply

    • Thank you, Allyson!


  • This is such a refreshing looking summer salad!

    Reply

    • Thanks, Kristi!


  • Yum, the perfect treat for a hot summer day when we are all dehydrated. Looks gorgeous!

    Reply

    • Thanks, Karen! It’s a great salad for a hot day!

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