Have you ever found yourself in the mood to channel your inner Mia Thermopolis and feel like true royalty? ‘Cause, same. Now, we may not all be blessed with a royal lineage and a British (or Genovian) throne waiting to be taken over, but we can certainly recreate the royalty vibe in our everyday life.
Aside from dressing yourself like Middleton, you can also recreate her all-time favourite salad recipe, which happens to be loaded with tonnes of anti-inflammatory, gut-healthy ingredients.
Most of the Duchess’ daily menu must probably be the same as what the rest of the family eats and it’s been noticed that she likes to sneak in unusual foods and foreign delicacies here and there, but is there any stand out meal that we can give a go at home?
According to exercise and nutrition experts at Barbend, it turns out that there’s a certain salad recipe in particular that the Duchess of Cambridge loves. Say hello to watermelon salad!
An inside source close to Middleton said, “Kate favours organic foods for lunch and incorporates as many raw ingredients as possible.” It was revealed that she absolutely loves eating a hydrating watermelon salad, which is perfect for eating not only on a hot, scorching summer day, but also all year round thanks to its nutritional benefits.
“Watermelon salads are a staple of Kate’s lunches and include juicy pink watermelon mixed with avocado, onion, cucumber, and feta cheese—the perfect mix of sweet and savoury,” the source said. This fruity salad combination is *definitely* going to make you feel that watermelon sugar high!
So, what do the ingredients of this royal salad look like?
For starters, all eight ingredients in the dish pack in a slew of health benefits, making this watermelon salad both flavourful and super good for you. In this video by @kalejunkie, Nicole Keshishian Modic shares her simple recipe for Middleton’s fave salad.
The easy, no-cook recipe features a mix of fruits and herbs, like chopped watermelon, cucumber, avocado, and mint. The star ingredient, watermelon, is brimming with loads of antioxidants like lycopene, which is linked to improving blood pressure and cardiovascular health, reducing cholesterol, and lowering your risk of chronic illness. It is also filled with loads of vitamin C that helps boost your immune system and promote collagen production.
The nutritious salad is tossed in a vinaigrette with gut-boosting apple cider vinegar, vitamin-filled lime juice, heart-healthy olive oil, and salt and pepper. Finally, the salad is finished off with crumbled calcium-and-protein-rich feta cheese. Though this recipe includes dairy, you can also easily skip the cheese or replace it with your favourite vegan-friendly alternative.
While you go get a pen and paper for taking notes, let’s take a look at the recipe in detail.
3 cups Watermelon, seedless and cubed
1 English Cucumber, chopped
1 Avocado, chopped
1/2 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 bunch Mint, chopped
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Peel your watermelon and cut it up into cubes, add to a bowl.
- Peel your avocado and remove the pit. Cut into cubes and add to the watermelon.
- Chop your cucumber into small pieces and add to a bowl.
- Roughly crumble or cut your feta into small cubes and add to the bowl.
- Add your apple cider vinegar, lime and olive oil.
- Next, season with salt and pepper.
- Chop up your mint leaves and add them in.
- Give everything a good mix. Serve, and enjoy!
This colourful and delicious salad recipe gets not only the Royal seal of approval, but also one from us, thanks to how nutritious and versatile it is, whatever the season, not just when the temperatures are soaring.