This salad is the best thing ever on a hot summer day. Actually it is pretty damn tasty any day. Super-refreshing. Major FLAVOUR BURST.
1 ¼ lbs field cucumbers
3 cups watermelon cubes 3/4 of an inch think
½ c loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
¼ c loosely packed shredded fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
1 ½ tbsp soft brown sugar
1 large garlic clove, crushed and minced
1 tablespoon of diced jalapeno pepper (2 if you like it a bit spicier)
Peel cucumbers, discarding the seed core. Cut the cucumber into 1/4 inch slices and then chop in half again. Mix cucumbers and watermelon in a large bowl. Add cilantro and basil.
To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime or lemon juice, sugar, garlic, and jalapeno.
Pour over watermelon and cucumber mix. Toss.