Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Here is an unusual and refreshing salad. It is colorful, delicious, very healthy, and makes a great addition to any summer or early fall meal. Enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: none

Refrigeration time: 1 hour, if desired

Servings: 6 to 8

 

Ingredients:

1 small seedless watermelon, or ½ of a large watermelon

1 long English cucumber

extra virgin olive oil

white balsamic vinegar (or white vinegar of your choice)

sea salt and pepper to taste

1 handful of fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped

1 handful of fresh chives, chopped

 

Directions:

  • Slice the watermelon, remove the rind, and chop watermelon into generous size pieces. Place the pieces into a large salad
  • Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise, then slice each half lengthwise again (it is now in 4 long pieces). Cut each piece into chunks. Add cucumber pieces to the watermelon in the salad bowl. Mix them together.
  • Drizzle desired amount of olive oil and vinegar over the watermelon and cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix.
  • Add the chopped mint and chives. Stir again to mix.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about an hour to let the flavors meld, if desired.