Cucumber, Mint and Watermelon Salad

I love cucumbers,which is good since (as mentioned before) , my garden is overflowing with them this year. 

When Food Network presented cucumbers as the next ingredient for their Summer Fest, I was elated to have another opportunity to share one of my family’s favorite ways to eat this delectable vegetable with you. 

This Cucumber, Mint and Watermelon Salad is a pleasant side dish or snack, and is the perfect complement to any summer picnic. Extremely refreshing, this salad is truly one of our favorite dishes and has provided the perfect pick-me-up for these hot summer days.  May you find as much enjoyment in this salad as we have.

Cucumber, Mint and Watermelon Salad

2 Med-Large Cucumbers, cubed

4 c Watermelon (1 small or ½ medium), cubed

Juice from 1 lemon

1 Tbs Palm Sugar

1 Tbs Crushed Mint

1 c Raw Cashews

 

In large serving bowl, mix together cucumbers and watermelon. Set aside.  In small mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, palm sugar and crushed mint, until palm sugar is completely incorporated.  Pour lemon-mint dressing over cucumbers and watermelon, refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Immediately prior to serving, toss in raw cashews.  Serve cold.

Makes approximately 6-8 servings. 

Enjoy!

 

Be sure to visit all of the other Summer Fest recipes.  With so many ways to enjoy this magical vegetable, how can you resist?

Pinch My Salt: Chilled Cucumber, Kefir and Avocado Soup

What’s Gaby Cooking: Cucumber-Basil Gimlet

In Jennie’s Kitchen: Radish-Cucumber Crostini

Big Girl Small Kitchen: Spicy Cucumber Salad with Shallot, Ginger and Mint

Grecian Kitchen: Summer Cucumber Salad

Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cucumbers Coolers with Agave Simple Syrup

Cooking With My Kid: Cucumber Limeade

FN Dish: Summer Fest: Cucumber Recipes

CIA Dropout: Relishing Cucumbers

Healthy Eats: Cool Cucumber Soup

Food for 7 Stages of Life: Cucumber Cherry Salsa

Cooking With Elise: Green Tea Cucumber Pops

Glory Foods: Cucumber and Shrimp Boat

Virtually Vegan Mama: Fire-Roasted Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho

Food2: When Life Gives You Cucumbers, Make a Cucumber Cocktail

Cooking Channel: Cucumbers Stuffed with Crab-Mango Salad

Recipe Girl: Bread and Butter Pickles

Taste With the Eyes: Spicy Pickled Cucumbers with Wakame and Garlic Blossoms

Virtually Homemade: Cold Thai Cucumber-Mint Soup

Add a Pinch: Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

The Cultural Dish: Ahi Tuna with Cucumber Sauce and Salad

Daily*Dishin: Cool n’ Zesty Cukes: 7 Minute Summer in a Jar

Daydreamer Desserts: Cubanita Margarita

Purple Cook: Cucumber Gazpacho with Indian Flavored Shrimp Relish

Indian Simmer: Cucumber at its Best with Chaat Masala

Big Apple Nosh: Quick and Easy Homemade Pickles

Sweet Life Bake: Agua de Pepino

The Sensitive Epicure: Tzatziki with Grilled Gluten-Free Pitas and Fresh Cucumbers and Peppers

Zaika Zabardast: Cucumber Gazpacho

A Way to Garden: Cucumber-Growing Q&A and the Best Pickles

Cooking with Books: Summer Fest: Cucumbers

This recipe has also been added to: Ingredient Challenge Monday, Cucumbers

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Comments

  1. Okay, I admit that I’m not sure about the mint, Sunny (I’m one who prefers my mint in ice cream and ice cream alone), but the rest of this, I’m all over. ;-) Delish, dear! I’ve got lots of cucumbers from mom and dad’s garden. Better run to the store to pick up a watermelon … suddenly my lunch plans got a lot more exciting! :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

    • Lemon and mint pair very well together and really bring the ‘refreshment’ factor of this recipe to a new level. :) That being said, I know not everyone enjoys mint the way I do! Let me know how you like it without…maybe I will try it that way for lunch today as well.

      Thank you for being here, Shirley.

      xoxo

  2. I love the pairing of cucumbers and watermelon! This salad sounds so delicious!

    • Thank you, Nicole! When my 7 year old went back for her fourth serving, I knew we had a winner of a recipe. :)

      I do hope you enjoy this.

  3. This is a beautiful blog – love everything about it! Now I know what side dish I’m making for dinner tonight! Beautiful refreshing recipe, thanks so much! So happy to find such wonderful bloggers through the FN Summer Fest!

    • :) The FN Summer Fest has certainly been a blessing in more ways than one! Thank you for stopping by. I adore your website, such great information.

      Thanks again!

  4. What a great idea to add cashews! I’m a nut lover plus it’s hard to pass up a little protein for those of us who are sleep-starved (I have two tiny ones at home).

    In honor of cucumber week, I’ll throw in this idea: Chicken with Pickle Sauce

    http://foodlets.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/chicken-with-pickle-sauce/

    Best, Charity

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