Aug 03, 2017 10:00 AM

Author: Lisa Anderson

Evidence from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that eating a diet full of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans may help lower risk for many cancers.

August 3 is National Watermelon Day! Celebrate with this refreshing recipe, perfect for barbecues on hot summer days. In addition to being delicious, watermelon contains large amount of lycopene, a compound that may help prevent prostate cancer. Read more about watermelon and lycopene.

Serves 4

  • 8 slices seedless watermelon, 3 inches long by 1 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • A small handful fresh mint leaves
  • Salt

Heat a grill over medium-high heat and oil the grill rack. Pat the melon slices dry with a paper towel and place them on the grill. Grill on one side, without moving, until grill-marked, about 2 minutes. Turn over and grill on other side, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with lime zest and drizzle with lime juice. Sprinkle feta, mint, and salt on top of the watermelon and serve.

Recipe courtesy Harmons Grocery, adapted from

Lisa Anderson

Huntsman Cancer Institute

cancer prevention nutrition recipe

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