This Watermelon Salsa Recipe Is Loaded With Antioxidants

Fact: a large plate of fresh pico de gallo and a heaping pile of crispy tortilla chips forever hits the nail on the head It’s basically the ideal summer snack, plus peak packs tons of antioxidant-rich tomatoes, but know that tomatoes aren’t the only anti-inflammatory ingredient that can fulfill your salsa-eating dreams. You can also use watermelon, which is actually loaded with three essential antioxidants plus important hydration-boosting benefits to help keep you satiated while soaking up the sun’s rays on a hot summer day (with tons of SPF all over the place, of course) ).

So, are you ready to dive into this perfect watermelon dip recipe for a poolside snack? All you need is five minutes and a big bag of chips…or maybe just a spoon.

4 Reasons You Should Bring This Watermelon Salsa Recipe To Your Next BBQ (Besides How Delicious It Tastes)

1. You’re basically eating the entire rainbow.

In @feelgoodfoodie’s recent Instagram video above, Yumna Jawad shares how to make her super moisturizing watermelon dip recipe that looks as delicious as it tastes. It’s bright and colorful like a rainbow (which is an indicator of a healthy, well-balanced dish) and features eight ingredients, including cucumbers, cilantro, and avocado, that have a host of benefits.

2. Watermelon has several key antioxidants

Watermelon, the main ingredient in the recipe, has three essential antioxidants (lycopene, ascorbic acid, and citrulline) that help fight inflammation, promote good blood flow, and boost the immune system. Lycopene, also found in tomatoes, is what gives these pinkish-red fruits their color and helps fight oxidative stress.

3. It is a great source of vitamin C

In addition to these benefits, the watermelon and limes in this recipe are also packed with vitamin C and potassium. Citrus fruits like limes have also been shown to have antioxidant, anticancer, and antimicrobial properties.

4. More tons of fiber

This recipe is packed with fiber to help promote gut health and prevent constipation, thanks to digestion-boosting watermelon and cucumber. (By the way, the average adult needs between 21 and 38 grams of fiber per day, but most people get less than 15 grams of fiber per day.) So, needless to say, we think this recipe will become a *regular* staple, if you catch our drift.

watermelon sauce
Photo: Feel Good Foodie

watermelon sauce recipe

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4 cups diced seedless watermelon
1/2 English cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
Zest and juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons tajine seasoning

1. Place watermelon, cucumbers, red onion, jalapeño pepper, avocado, and cilantro in a large bowl.

2. Add lime zest and juice on top of ingredients and sprinkle with tagine seasoning. Gently mix to combine.

3. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with tortilla chips.

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