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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12 Responses to “Strawberry and Beer Sorbet”

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    tracy {pale yellow} — February 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Three ingredients? Amazing, I can’t wait to try this for myself!

    • beantownbaker — February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

      If you make it, let me know what beer/fruit combo you use. I can’t wait to try different combinations.

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    tracy {pale yellow} — February 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I just made it last night and used frozen strawberries and Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat. Amazing!!! So creamy without any dairy. I’ll be posting the recipe on my site next week.

    • beantownbaker — February 4th, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

      First of all, I haven’t had that beer, but it sounds tasty on it’s own. I’m sure it was delicious with the strawberries in this sorbet. So glad you enjoyed it. Let me know when your post goes up!

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    Shannon — February 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    what an interesting idea! love that you can still taste the individual flavors 🙂

    • beantownbaker — February 4th, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

      I loved it too. Even though when you say Strawberry and Beer Sorbet people kind of look at you like you’re crazy….

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    Tiffany — February 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

    This sounds awesome and I know my husband would love it but we don’t have an ice cream maker. Is there an alternative way to make it?

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    Carole — March 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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    Carole — March 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Jen , thanks for joining the link up for Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter. I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the other links. I have been reading them all and must say my ice cream cravings are now almost out of control! Cheers

    Ps I am signing up to follow your blog. A follow back would be great – or maybe you have already?

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    Jimmie — August 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I work in a brewpub in Boulder. I’m gonna try this out with fresh peaches, honey, and a strong belgian golden ale. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • beantownbaker — August 16th, 2013 @ 8:18 am

      Oh man – that sounds awesome. I have a TON of peaches in my house right now… I just made a blueberry variety the other night.

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