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Watermelon & Snap Pea Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Inspired by Elle Woods’ iconic “bend and snap” move in the 2001 movie “Legally Blonde”, this sweet, summery salad is sure to be a hit with way more than 83% of your dinner guests. Hint: watch the movie while you eat if that reference doesn’t make sense to you.

Even if you’re not a fan of the movie or a Gemini vegetarian, this recipe is a winner. The ingredients create a unique and refreshing blend of flavors from fruits and a homemade dressing. Watermelon helps to maintain hydration while snap peas are low in calories and high in fiber. Radishes are packed with a variety of vitamins and antioxidants. Many believe feta cheese has antibacterial properties and is rich in protein. Mint is believed to help brain function (great for studying for those LSATs!) and adds a little bit of flavor that makes this salad perfect, just like Elle.

What? Like, it’s hard?

More salad recipes:

  • Mexican Pasta Salad
  • Roasted Peach Salad
  • Hydrating Peach, Blackberry and Cucumber Salad

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups of snap peas, cut in half
  • 2 cups of watermelon, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 red radishes, thinly sliced, ideally with mandolin
  • 3 sprigs of mint, de-stemmed and chopped
  • ½ cup of crumbled feta cheese

Raspberry Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 small shallot diced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt pepper to taste

Watermelon & Snap Pea Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Instructions
For salad:
1. Place all salad ingredients in a bowl.
2. Add all raspberry vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor and blend for 30 seconds.
3. Dress salad to taste right before serving. Enjoy!

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