Watermelon, Rocket, Feta and Mint Salad
For a different take on salad, try this watermelon, rocket, feta and mint salad. “Watermelon is great for morning sickness and helps with bloating because it’s a natural diuretic and has fibre,” says Lenkert. “This salad has an amazing flavour, combined with savoury elements from the feta and the herby mint and lettuce. It’s super-low in calories too.” You can eat feta as long as it’s pasteurized.
Ingredients 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly and halved (about 1/4 cup) 1 1/2 cups ripe seedless watermelon, cut into thin triangles
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 1/2 cups rocket, loosely packed
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped and loosely packed
6 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 1/3 cup crumbled pasteurized feta cheese
1. In a serving bowl, combine the onion, lime juice, olive oil and olives, and mix until combined and the onions are coated. Let stand for 15 minutes.
2. Add the watermelon, rocket, mint and feta. Toss so the dressing coats the lettuce and serve.