Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Watermelon & Cucumber Salad

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Summertime brings a lot of watermelon to many seasonal parties and my Labor Day was no exception! But rather than cutting it up and putting it out for others to enjoy, I wanted to use it in an interesting and new salad recipe. The one that recently caught my eye is this Watermelon & Cucumber Salad. Sweet watermelon cubes join up with cool diced cucumber which are tossed in fresh lime juice, olive oil, feta cheese and simply seasoned. This summer salad is refreshing and so easy to make for a summertime party...

Who knew that watermelon and cucumber would work so well together in a salad? I really liked how refreshing this combination is. The additional feta cheese added some creamy tang while the lime juice gave the salad just a tiny bit of tartness. It all worked so well together that I plan on preparing this salad for summers going forward. It's also a great way to use up leftover watermelon and cucumbers that you may have sitting around too!


Watermelon & Cucumber Salad
recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

3 cups peeled and cubed (1/2 inch) English cucumber
3 cups cubed (1/2 inch) seedless watermelon
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


In a large bowl, toss cucumber and watermelon with lime juice, olive oil,  3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Crumble in feta cheese, toss and serve immediately.

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