06/24/2015 06:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Perfect Watermelon Salad


Nothing says summer quite like watermelon, but most people only eat it as a stand alone fruit. If you are a busy mom like me, you are always looking for new and interesting ways to feed your family and adding fruit to salads is one of the easiest ways to give your salads a boost with texture, color and best of all, taste.

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

The Goods:

1/4 large organic watermelon cut into 1 inch cubes

1 organic cucumber, peeled, halfed and sliced

1 medium organic red onion, sliced in half, sliced thinly

1 quarter cup cashews or candied pecans

1 bunch of fresh chopped mint

Combine the first four 'goods' (ok it's just a clever way to say ingredients) in a large wood bowl and sprinkle the mint on top. Pour dressing over the salad right before serving. Inside tip -- my Italian father loved making our salad dressing every night and he was a big believer in never soaking your salad with dressing before you were ready to serve it.

For Dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/8 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar (depends upon personal taste)

salt and pepper to taste

1 dash of organic worcestershire sauce

Remember to choose organic veggies and fruit whenever possible for your recipes. Wash all your fruit and veggies thoroughly (you'd be surprised how many people don't do this!). This recipe is a family fav because it is easy to make and easy to eat. For more healthy recipes and fun shopping, check out Inspired by some of our favorite foods, there are wonderful 100 percent 100 percent organic tee shirts available that benefit Operation Smile including one of our favorite colors Watermelon.