Vibrant Summer Salad with Watermelon and Cherry Tomatoes

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from Healthy Mind Cookbook.

This salad has always been a crowd favorite at outdoor cookouts with friends. Both watermelon and tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a well-known antioxidant that protects the brain’s high fat content. Lycopene may also play a role in the growth of the brain. A little lime juice and cilantro provide a nice zesty note for this dish, playing well off the slightly briny creaminess of the feta cheese.

Lemony Fennel Tuna Salad

Vibrant Method Test Kitchen “Original Recipe”.

This is one of my favorite lunch salads or a 'lazy weekend' snack for when I'm hungry but don't quite know what for. I usually buy a fennel bulb each week as a staple veggie, so this recipe was inspired by my lonely fennel who was begging to be included in the tuna salad. All other ingredients are always kept on hand making this refreshing salad a regular in my weekly rotation. Vitamin C-rich fennel is a crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to this dish. Lemon juice, mustard, and english cucumber add a much needed brightness and acidity to dress up a boring can of tuna fish. *Note - Be mindful of the canned tuna fish you purchase. Always read your labels and make sure your seafood is wild-caught, sustainable, and packed with only pure ingredients. For an added grain element, you can always mix in a serving of cooked Quinoa if you have leftovers on hand.