Playing the Past badge: Ancient Egypt themed snacks

As part of our Playing the Past badge, we chose a fruityEgyptian Watermelon Salad for summer enjoyment or Junior Girl Scout Playing the Past or Simple Meals badges. snack for our Juniors to prepare: watermelon. Interestingly watermelons were cultivated in Ancient Egypt!

With the Watermelon Salad recipe from River Valleys council, the girls quickly learned that a sweet fruit could be transformed into something more savory with just a few ingredients. The key with new flavor combinations is that you are trying them, and it’s ok to like or dislike them.

Watermelon Salad

3 cups cubed watermelon
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
¼ c chopped basil
2 Tbsp. finely chopped flat parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the dressing ingredients together and then toss with watermelon cubes in large bowl.

Other variations include adding feta to the recipe.

You can find more recipe ideas for Ancient Egypt in the River Valleys Playing the Past badge plan.

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