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Watermelon Cucumber Salad

July 3, 2013

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Now that it is officially summer, we are entertaining with pool parties, picnics, and outside fun! Food involves BBQ, ice cream sandwiches, tons of fresh fruit, lemonade, and sun tea. Also, salads. Salads are my favorite meals during the summer. They are light, refreshing, are quick to prepare and require no oven! If a salad involves fresh herbs and fruit – it is always worth making. Watermelon and Cucumber Salad fits all the criteria!

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I love this salad because of all the major flavors hidden within it! You have sweet onions, crunchy cucumber, bitter watercress, juicy watermelon, and tangy feta cheese that brings it all together. A salad always tastes better when all of the flavors are different yet taste well together. This salad is an excellent example of just that!

Quick to prepare and easy to eat, Watermelon Cucumber Salad will be the next thing you make on your weeknight menu!

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad recipe from Cooking Light
serves 4

6 cups watermelon, cut into 1-in pieces
1 cup chopped watercress
3/4 thinly sliced yellow onion
1 medium cucumber, sliced
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Combine the first four ingredients in a large  bowl. Combine mint and next three ingredients (through oil) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add juice mixture and salt to watermelon mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with feta.

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