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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7 Responses to “Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Bars”

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    Jenni @ Project Cookie 365 — July 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    AND just perfect for Canada Day!! 🙂 I love the colours, and they are cut PERFECTLY… I’m terrible at cutting bars.
    I wish I’d seen this a few days ago when I had fresh picked strawberries in my house! But a strawberry rhubarb pie will have to suffice 😉

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    Samantha & Erik — July 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    These are gorgeous! I remember seeing the blueberry ones that you did last year and they looked amazing, but I think you outdid youself this time!

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    Samantha & Erik — July 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    These are gorgeous! I remember seeing the blueberry ones that you did last year and they looked amazing, but I think you outdid youself this time!

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — July 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    These look amazing! I would so love to have one of these now!

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    nutmegnanny — July 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    These look amazing! When you were talking about not being able to find cheesecake ice cream I immediately thought of Cold Stone. Good thing someone turned you on to that idea. It would have been a shame to think these bars could have not come to fruition 🙂

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    Cara — July 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    these sound incredible! Love the sound of the blondie-like sandwich layers. I am so sorry you had to make something you couldn’t enjoy though!

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    Memória — July 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    These bars look fantastic!!!! YUM!

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