Beet, Cucumber Watermelon Salad

Happy Monday!  I couldn’t be more thankful for today’s cool weather.  Saturday’s humidity definitely made me lose my cool a bit.  My tolerance for being outdoors had hit its max capacity.  How did this even happen?  Well, every day this week I have been soooooo hot.  Every building I have been in (with the exception of Costco’s produce refrigerator section) has been crazy warm.   Every day has felt as if the backs of my knees were peeing sweat.  After I showered on Saturday, I stepped outside and I felt as though the sun had woken up and yawned its steamy morning breath upon me.  I had officially lost my S*#t!

So after I had my adult/childlike meltdown tantrum, I decided the best way to cool off is to make a refreshing and delicious salad.


  • 3 chioggia beets (you will have plenty of leftovers of this)
  • olive or avocado oil for drizzling over beets for baking
  • 1.5 tbsp of fresh dill (more if you want)
  • 1.5 tbsp of fresh cilantro (more if you want)
  • 3/4 cup watermelon
  • 1 baby cucumber
  • 1 half squeezed lime
  • optional pumpkin seeds (just a sprinkle)



Peel and chop your beets into tiny cubes.

Line your baking sheet with foil.  Drizzle with a little olive or avocado oil.  Place the beets on the foil.  Bake on 385 for about 30-35 mins or until slightly browned.  You can add a little sea salt to them before they go in the oven if you like.



Chop up your cilantro and dill.

Cut up your baby cucumber and your watermelon.



Mix the watermelon, cucumber, 1 or 2 spoonfuls of the beets, and herbs in a bowl.  Squeeze half a lime over the top and enjoy.  Sprinkle some pumpkin seeds on top if you want.  

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