Bee-utiful Summer Salad

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Bee-utiful Summer SaladRecipe

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Not all produce needs honeybees for pollination, but their sheer numbers and tenacity make bees powerhouse pollinators. If a plant is not wind-pollinated (like corn), you can probably thank honeybees for the produce. All of the ingredients below (except salt) depend on bees for pollination.


Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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2 tablespoons extra-virgin avocado oil
1 1/2 tablespoons wildflower honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
12 ounces cubed watermelon
12 ounces cubed honeydew
1 small English cucumber, cut lengthwise into thin ribbons (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 tablespoons torn mint leaves


Total: 25 Minutes

1. Place first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add melons, cucumber, and onion; toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Sprinkle with mint.

Created date

June 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 104
Fat 4.9 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 112 mg
Calcium 16 mg
Est. Added Sugars 4
Sugars 13