Friday, June 5, 2009

Recipe: Watermelon & Cucumber Salad

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)

Servings: 4-6

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.


  1. At first I wasn't sure how this would work out but I gave it a shot and everyone loved it!

  2. I like this salad recipe but I don't use the garlic or jalapeno. Maybe I will next time but this is the best recipe.