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Amped Up: Hy-Vee's Melon, Radish and Cucumber Salad

Melons are a good source of potassium, an electrolyte that regulates the body's fluid levels.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Celebrate the start of warmer weather with this delicious twist on traditional fruit salad.

Hy-Vee Savage Registered Dietitian Melissa Bradley will show you how to assemble a refreshing Melon, Radish & Cucumber Salad perfect to serve with your next meal. Melons are a good source of potassium, an electrolyte that regulates the body’s fluid levels.

This salad also contains fiber and protein in each serving helping to keep you full longer. For more information on healthy dietary habits, recipes and more contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian today.

Melon, Radish and Cucumber Salad

Serves 6

All you need:

2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

2 tsp honey

1 tbsp. finely chopped mint

1 (2 lb.) honeydew melon

2 lb. cantaloupe

2 lb. seedless watermelon

1 medium cucumber

½ cup thinly sliced radishes

Mint leaves, for garnish

All you do:

1. Combine lime juice, honey and chopped mint in a small bowl for lime dressing; set aside.

2. Cut honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon in half; remove and discard seeds. Scoop flesh with a sharp 1-inch melon baller. Cut cucumber into ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Thinly slice radishes.

3. Place melon, cucumber and radish slices in a large bowl. Pour lime dressing over top and toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving. Stir mixture and, if desired, garnish with mint leaves.

Nutrition facts (per serving): 180 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 39 g sugar, 3 g protein

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