20/02/2017 07:53 SAST | Updated 28/02/2017 13:38 SAST

This Watermelon And Mint Salad Is Guaranteed To Bring Back The Summer Feeling

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Watermelon salad with yoghurt and mint dressing recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes


½ cucumber, peeled

30ml each fresh coriander and parsley

2cm piece of ginger in syrup

30ml olive oil

30ml lemon juice

1 chilli, chopped

250ml Greek yoghurt

½ watermelon, cut into triangles

½ mango, peeled and sliced

handful each of baby salad leaves and mint, to garnish


1. Use a vegetable peeler to cut the cucumber into slices lengthways.

2. Chop the coriander and parsley. Chop the ginger. Mix together in a bowl. Stir in the oil and lemon juice. Set aside.

3. Mix the chilli into the yoghurt. Set aside.

4. Place the watermelon pieces on a platter. Top each piece with slices of mango.

5. Twist the cucumber slices and place them on top of the mango. Top with a spoonful of herb dressing. Spoon the yoghurt dressing over the top. Garnish with a few salad leaves and some mint.