Crunchy cucumbers and sweet melon with a delicious lime dressing. Cucumber Melon salad is a perfect summer side dish.
This salad is all about the light and juicy summer fruit. Crisp cucumbers, cantaloupe and honeydew are the stars. A simple lime dressing clings to the lush fruit cutting the sweetness with a touch of piquant.
In the dog days of summer I like to keep things super simple. So when choosing how to cut the fruit, I go with cubes. But feel free to get fancy with a melon baller. Or you can shave long ribbons with a vegetable peeler. Either way it all taste the same.
Lime, rice vinegar and a kiss of honey make up the dressing. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the succulent fruit. A little fresh mint spruces everything up proofing that fruits salads are far from boring. You can also add thin pieces of prosciutto. Besides adding protein the saltiness from the meat pairs perfectly with the melon.
Your going to want to keep this salad on hand all summer long. Enjoy as a snack or the perfect side dish to Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burgers at a picnic, bbq or potluck.
Pin Cucumber Melon Salad
- 1 teaspoon lime zest, grated
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey mustard
- ½ honeydew melon (about 500 grams), cubed
- ½ cantaloupe (about 500 grams) , cubed
- 1 english cucumber (about 200 grams), cubed
- torn fresh mint leaves
- Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk.
- Add melon and cucumber to bowl and toss everything together. Sprinkle with mint.
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Whats your favorite melon?