Fresh and Healthy Salads for The 4th of July

I always love to show up with a little something when I go to a party. These quick, easy and healthy salad recipes will make you the ultimate guest and brighten up any party! Whip these up without much work and you've got yourself a hit on your hands. Enjoy! 

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad

Ingredients

2 cups watermelon

1 large cucumber

10-12 fresh mint leaves

1/2 a small red onion diced

4 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP red wine vinegar

Salt to taste

Instructions

Dice watermelon and cucumber into small bite sized pieces

Chop mint and red onion

Place all ingredients in a bowl and coat with olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing. 

Serve in a hollowed out watermelon ora 4th of July themed bowl! Serves 3-4

Dill Sweet Potato Salad 

Ingredients

3 sweet potatoes diced

5-6 garlic cloves chopped

2 TBSP coconut oil

2 TBSP olive oil or avocado oil

Juice of 2 limes

2 green onions chopped

Fresh dill chopped

Sprinkle of red pepper flakes

Sprinkle of cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

Roast diced sweet potatoes in coconut oil in the oven at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. 

While the sweet potatoes are roasting start making the dressing. Add garlic cloves, olive or avocado oil, lime juice, onions, dill, red pepper flakes and cinnamon to a bowl and mix throughly. 

Remove sweet potatoes when done and let cool. Once cooled, add everything to a bowl and coat sweet potatoes completely. Top with salt and pepper and extra dill. Enjoy! Serves 3-4

 

xo Darby