Watermelon is exceptionally rich in the carotenoid called lycopene, an antioxidant which has lots of anti-inflammatory benefits. The thirst-quenching gourd also helps with muscle soreness because of its high water and electrolyte content — perfect for post-workout recovery. With feta, mint and a drizzle of maple-lime glaze, you’ll be as cool as a cucumber come summer. Keep the bites manageable with a layer of each ingredient, or double them up for an impressive tower of sweet and salty goodness.
Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Bites Recipe
Total time: 15 minutes
Per 1 1/2-inch squares (each about a 1/-4-inch high):
- 82 cal
- 3 g fat (2 g sat)
- 12 g carbs
- 161 mg sodium
- 1 g fiber
- 7 g sugar
- 3 g protein
1 English cucumber, cut into 24 slices
8 ounces seedless watermelon (without rind)
2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
- Arrange cucumber slices on a platter. Cut the watermelon into 1 ½ x ¼ -inch squares.
- Place a watermelon slice on top of each cucumber slice. Scatter the cheese on top. Double up the layers if making stacks.
- Whisk together the lime juice, maple syrup and mint in a small bowl. Right before serving, drizzle this mixture over the stacks.