Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta Mint & Apple Cider Vinegar


Watermelon season is in and we buy loads of it ! The kids like to eat it, I like to smoothie it and this time I wanted to try something different so made a watermelon salad. I spiked it with apple cider vinegar and it gave it a zing ! I added the vinegar because I wanted to lower the glycemic index ( GI ) of the watermelon. Watermelon is generally considered high GI, so it’s not really a very good fruit for diabetics.  Spike  it with vinegar and it is magically transformed into a lower GI fruit due to the effect of the vinegar. Bonus : It tasted great too. The vinegar actually brought out the flavor and enhanced the sweetness of the watermelon. You can use any flavored vinegar or plain vinegar too.  I added some mint, green peppers and red onion for  flavor. Cumin adds to the flavor and gives it a spicy touch. I topped it off with  some feta cheese for protein. This makes it a nicely balanced low GI ‘diabetic friendly’ salad that anyone can eat. Mmmm…. so easy and delish, I have to make some more soon 🙂 !



Watermelon power !

Watermelon is packed with lycopene that might lower your sunburn risk. It’s almost like eating sunscreen :)  Lycopene is a colorful carotenoid that may reduce the risk of heart disease and a range of cancers, mainly prostate. It is the same Lycopene  that offers a Sun Protection Factor because of the high carotenoid  content.  In order to get the benefit of this you will have to drink one smoothie or eat 2 cups of watermelon/Day !  Apart from lycopene, watermelon is also rich in  Vitamins A & C  and is packed with hydrating nourishing fluids ! What’s not to love about it !!! To read my post on getting the most out of your watermelon click this link !


About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. Yummy! It really heightens my appetite. Good for the body since it is made of natural fruits!

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