As the summer heat intensifies, there's nothing quite as refreshing as a chilled, vibrant Watermelon Cucumber Salad.
This delightful combination of juicy watermelon, crisp cucumbers, and a medley of fresh herbs is a burst of flavor that will keep you cool and hydrated during those sweltering days.
Prep Time: 10 Min
– 4 cups watermelon, cubed – 2 cucumbers, sliced into thin rounds or half-moons – 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced (optional) – Juice of 1 lime – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Cook Time: 10 Min
– 1 tablespoon honey – 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar – Fresh mint leaves, chopped – Fresh basil leaves, torn – Salt and pepper to taste – Crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese (optional) Instructions:
In a large bowl, combine the watermelon cubes, cucumber slices, and sliced red onion (if using).
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, honey, and apple cider vinegar to make the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle the vinaigrette over the watermelon, cucumber, and onion mixture. Toss gently to coat the ingredients evenly.
Add the chopped mint leaves and torn basil leaves to the salad. Give it a gentle toss.
Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt, pepper, or lime juice if needed.
If desired, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese on top of the salad.
Serve the Watermelon Cucumber Salad chilled and enjoy its refreshing flavors.