Cucumber Melon Salad

cucumber melon saladHere’s a very refreshing salad—a summer delight with the goodness of cucumber, melon and fresh mint !

It’s an easy but a great fix for parties or guests that arrive at a short notice. Not much hassle…no fancy ingredients required… just ten minutes and you have a refreshing salad ready for plating.

Here’s how to make this summer delight–

In a medium bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk/ stir until the dressing is well combined.

Step 1

In a large bowl, add melon balls/ cubes, cucumber, onion, and mint.

Main ingredients
Main ingredients

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir. Toss to combine. Top with crumbled feta/cottage cheese and serve fresh.

Have a melon lying nearby? Go grab it and make this relish !

Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe

Yield: Serves 5-7

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Recipe adapted from BHG

Ingredients-

Main Ingredients-

1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
Musk melon, seeded and scooped in balls or cubed (about 4 cups)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
4-5 tbsp crumbled feta or cottage cheese

Dressing-

2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Directions-

1. In a medium bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk/ stir until the dressing is well combined.

2. In a large bowl, add melon balls/ cubes, cucumber, onion, and mint.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir. Toss to combine. Top with crumbled feta/cottage cheese and serve fresh.

Notes-

1. The original recipe called for honeydew melon, dill weed and feta cheese. I have used musk melon, fresh mint and cottage cheese instead.

2. The salad may be well served as is or refrigerated for an hour before serving.

  1. I have used scooped out melon balls but you can easily cut them into cubes.
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