As we prepare for back to school season, we try to get in as much summer as we can! We plan last minute pool parties and trips to the beach before the hectic school life begins. We make sure to indulge in summertime foods while we can. I just made the most delicious Cumber Watermelon Salad that you just have to try- perfect for the last days of summer. I got the recipe from Kim Severson of the New York Times and just made a few small changes. This summer salad is both light and flavorful. I first saw this on Pinterest looking for a light meal to take with me to a pool party. I am so glad I gave it a try!
Easy Watermelon And Cucumber Salad
- 3 cups of cucumbers, cut into ½ inch cubes
- 4 cups of watermelon, cut in 1 inch cubes (Kitchn shows you how to cut a watermelon into cubes)
- 3 ½ Tablespoons of fresh lime juice (I bought the pre-squeezed kind)
- 3 Tablespoons of hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons of seeded and finely diced jalapeno
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1/3 cup of chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Black pepper (to your taste)
How To Make Cucumber & Watermelon Salad:
Cut your watermelon and cucumbers into cubes.
Place the cucumber and watermelon into a medium sized bowl with a strainer over it. This allows any of the juice from the watermelon to drip into the bowl.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.
When it is done refrigerating, put the cucumbers and watermelon into a serving dish.
In a separate bowl, whisk the: lime juice, hoisin sauce, jalapeno, and salt. Then pour over the cucumber and watermelon. Gently toss the ingredients to spread the dressing around.
Add the parsley and toss gently again. Add the black pepper to taste and salt if needed. It is ready to serve.
Printable Watermelon Cucumber Salad Recipe
You will love the sweetness of the watermelon, the crunch of the cucumbers, the salt and sour of the hoisin, and the heat from jalapenos. Delish!
This cucumber watermelon salad recipe is so light and tasty you will go back for seconds! The best part about this summer salad is that both cucumbers and watermelon are nutritious so you can enjoy guilt free!
Now that you know a great summer time salad that is both easy and delicious, will you make some for yourself or your family?