Watermelon is my absolute favorite food! It’s sweet, refreshing, and crunchy yet melts in your mouth. It’s tastes like cotton candy but way more delicious and healthy. I eat so much of it, I’m not quite sure I could make it through a summer without watermelon. So how is it that that it took me so long to discover watermelon cucumber salad? But now that I have, I now make the BEST watermelon cucumber salad every week!
I am not kidding when I say… you HAVE TO try this salad!
It’s sweet, it’s minty, and it has just the slightest hint of saltiness.
What?! Salt on fruit?
Oh… YES! The combination of flavors is like an explosion of refreshing flavors in your mouth!
- 1/2 of a whole watermelon cut into small bite-sized pieces
- 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, and cut into small bite-sized pieces
- 1 heaping tbsp of fresh mint, chopped
Below is my original published dressing recipe, however I found I actually prefer this salad with just the juice of 1 lime. Try them both and please let me know in the comments below which one you prefer.
Dressing Ingredients – Option 1: Original Recipe
- 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil like THIS one
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 turn of salt shake mill (Himalayan Sea Salt)
Dressing Ingredients – Option 2
- Juice of 1 lime
Chop the watermelon, cucumber and mint and add them to a large bowl.
In a separate cup, mix the EVOO, lime zest, lime juice, and salt. Pour over the salad and lightly toss.
I’ve been using Muraglia extra virgin olive oil. It was actually a Christmas gift my sister purchased at William Sonoma. It’s absolutely delicious and well worth purchasing for this watermelon cucumber salad.
You can also purchase Muraglia EVOO on Amazon HERE. It comes in a variety of really pretty ceramic bottles that you’ll want to keep on display in your kitchen.
Tip: The dressing should barely be detectable. The salad is intended to be sweet like the watermelon with just barely a hint aftertaste of lime and salt. So if when you take a bite, it tastes too tangy or sour like the lime, then add more watermelon until the sweet is the prominent taste.
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