Minted Watermelon Cucumber Salad

by Amber on July 5, 2012

Sweet summer watermelon kissed by refreshing mint and studded with crisp cucumber tastes so divine you’ll think you’re committing a sin. But you’re not! All the healthy, local ingredients for this dish can be found at the Sacramento downtown farmers market at X & 8th Streets.

Minted Watermelon Cucumber Salad

4 cups watermelon, cut in 1-inch cubes
3 cups cucumber, or 2 medium sized cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
3-4 Tablespoons chopped mint leaves
Juice from half a lime
1/2 cup crumbled cow’s milk feta cheese

Farmers market ingredients: all

In a medium bowl, place the watermelon, cucumber, walnuts, mint and lime juice. Stir gently to mix. Sprinkle with the feta and serve.

Yield: 4 servings

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Wendy July 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

Feta cheese? I’m in. This sounds great and looks so pretty. A friend told me this weekend that he takes watermelon cubes, throws them in the blender, and makes “juice.” That sounds good too!


Illinois Hummingbird July 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

At a fancy affair, I once enjoyed balsamic vinegar on watermelon ( but I don’t recall the rest of the ingredients in that tastey salad). I like this salad better. The fact that it keeps one more cucumber from going to waste – is a winner!


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