Watermelon and Cucumber Salad:
I love all the yummy vegetables and fruits that are in season during the summer. This Watermelon and Cucumber Salad is light and refreshing and I love to make it for a quick lunch or as a side dish. Leave me a comment on your favorite Watermelon dish!
Hope you’re having a great summer!
Ali in the Valley
Photo by: Ali
Recipe for Watermelon & Cucumber Salad:
For the Vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons champagne vinegar 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves, from about 3 or 4 sprigs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup grapeseed oil
For the Salad:
1 head romaine or arugula lettuce, soaked to remove all grit, stiff spines of leaves removed, dried and torn into bites 1 large cucumber, sliced 1 small red onion, sliced thin 1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 ounces feta cheese, cubed
Prepare vinaigrette just before use. Add one ingredient at a time: champagne vinegar, lemon juice, chopped mint, salt and pepper then add the oil in a slow stream. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
Toss together lettuce and onion. Fold in watermelon and cucumber. Gently stir in enough of the vinaigrette to coat. Top with feta cheese. Serve with any extra dressing on the side.