Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Hubby and I love throwing together simple salads in the summertime. When I saw this watermelon cucumber salad in my Food Network magazine, I knew this would make a perfect side dish. It’s so easy to throw together and has such a refreshing taste.

The goat cheese provides a nice saltiness that compliments the sweetness from the fresh watermelon. And I love the hint of mint in the salad!

If you are going to make this (and I definitely recommend that you do!), you should serve it the day you make it. The watermelon and cucumbers give off a lot of water and make it really runny the next day. It still tastes delicious, it’s just a bit watery. Be sure to pat the the watermelon and cucumbers as dry as you can prior to mixing into the salad.

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients:

1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
4 cups watermelon, diced
1 cucumber, seeded and sliced
2 Tbsp mint, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt to taste
crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

Place chopped watermelon and cucumber on a clean dry towel. If you don't want to get a towel all messy, use a very thick layer of paper towels. Pat them dry. Set aside.

Soak sliced red onion in cold water.

Toss watermelon and cucumber with mint.

Drain the onion, squeeze dry and add to the salad along with some chopped almonds. Add olive oil and lemon juice; season with salt and toss. Top with crumbled goat cheese.

Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine

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11 Responses to “Fire Roasted Ketchup”

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    Amanda — June 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    wow! looks yummy to me. 🙂Service Express

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    Sunshine — June 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    So at first I was concerned that it had corn in it. Then I saw that those little yellowy looking things were garlic. Now I’m sold! I’ll be making this for my best friend’s surprise birthday party BBQ. Thanks so much!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — June 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Looks awesome!

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    Mandy — June 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    That looks YUMMY! I am totally making this!

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    Elina — June 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    This looks more like a cooked salsa. I bet it’s delicious 🙂

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — June 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    This looks really fresh and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    bcallegra — June 10, 2010 at 2:41 am

    This is going to be a funny comment coming from me, for those who know me well. This recipe looks great, and I’m a person that hates regular ketchup! As one of the other commenters mentioned, this looks more like a salsa topping which is what I’m hoping for. Also, funny that you mentioned grills since we just purchased our first grill – perfect opportunity to try this recipe!

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — June 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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    Ma What's 4 dinner — June 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    This looks soooooo yummy. I’m always looking for something new to spread on burgers, it is grilling season after all, well not today, but still.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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    giz — June 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for visiting our blog. I like your version of bacon wrapped dates – have to try that too. Also love easy condiment making – looks fabulous

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    Jennifer Sikora — June 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I just found your blog! OH my gosh!! You have the best looking recipes!

    I am trying this ketchup out!

    Come visit me and view my recipes at http://www.jennifersikora.com

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