Craving a healthy summer treat that tantalizes your tastebuds, but isn’t laden with decadent calories? Feast your eyes on this simple summer salad, that offers a satisfying combination of both savory and sweet flavors.
Ideal for everyday affairs (from picnics to outdoor entertaining), this tasty summer treat can be served as an appetizer or as a dessert.
Inspired by the highly renowned cookbook, The Joy of Cooking, this easy recipe shows you how to make a flavorful melon salad drizzled with a delicious (and nutritious) Mountain High Yoghurt dressing, using just fresh herbs and diced cucumbers.
Why this Tasty Summer Treat is Healthy
Chock full of antioxidants (which help prevent illnesses and diseases, while boosting your skin’s youthful radiance), melons are considered one of the best Superfoods (that taste super good too!).
When you add cooling, anti-inflammatory cucumber into the mix, you not only increase your daily dose of fiber (which helps eliminate toxins), it also is high in water content, which boosts internal hydration. And that’s not all…
The probiotics (which are considered “friendly” bacteria) and calcium in the Mountain High Yoghurt help banish belly bulge, improve internal digestion, and strengthen your bones.
For these reasons (and more), the nutrient-dense ingredients in this recipe are not only good for you, they also taste great when combined together in one tasty summer treat.
Mountain High Yoghurt Dressing Recipe
To create the Mountain High Yoghurt Dressing, you only need a few ingredients, because – as the folks behind Mountain High Yoghurt believe – “less is more”. And when it comes to good food, it should be simple and satisfying. Right?!
2. Fresh Dill
3. Large Cucumber
4. Large Ripe Melon (Cantaloupe or Honeydew)
1. Scoop approximately 1 cup of Mountain High Yoghurt into a small bowl.
2. Finely chop small pieces of fresh dill, and stir into the yogurt.
3. Peel, seed, and dice a large cucumber. Mix thoroughly into the dressing.
4. After scooping melon balls into a small bowl, drizzle the yoghurt dressing on top, and enjoy!
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Cheers to a fabulous summer filled with simple pleasures!
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[Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mountain High Yoghurt, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.]