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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13 Responses to “Sugar Cookie Bars for St Patty’s Day”

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    Brisbane Baker — March 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Mmmm sugar cookies bars! What an awesome combo!

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    SimplySweeter — March 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! These bars look fabulous!

    http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

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    Kaloula — March 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Oh – YUM! I want to go home immediately and bake these!

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    yumventures — March 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I love baking that has simple recipes and turn out delicious! These look great for any occasion 🙂

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    Katie — March 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    LOVE THOSE!!! They are super cute. And you can’t go wrong with green sprinkles! 🙂

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    Cottage Sisters — March 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Oooooh! These sound delicious, I am definitely going to make these. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day! Denise@cottagesisters

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    Kathleen — March 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I’m newer to the blogging scene so these bars are new to me! Thanks for posting it again.

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    Vivian - Let's Try These... — March 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    They may have been all the rage last year but they are new to me! I wasn’t able to find any st. patricks day sprinkles … bummer. Yummy looking pictures

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    Kerstin — March 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Happy St. Patty’s Day! What yummy sugar cookie bars – love the sprinkles!

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    carrie1 — March 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    mmmm…mmm…mmmm… making these right now for my nephew and niece! =)

    Thank you for sharing! =)

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    bcallegra — March 18, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I love this recipe – and I know what you mean about the supermarket sprinkles. I have a huge tub of heart shaped ones leftover from a purchase last year and I think there’s enough to last me for the next twenty years of Valentine’s day treats.

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    nsmerkt — March 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I made these the other evening for a picnic and they were all that you had promised! Oh my! One of my new favorites for sure. Thanks for sharing this and for the rec for a half batch!

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    teresacooks — March 22, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Just made these. My kids are loving them.

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