Watermelon Cucumber Salad

by Erin

This refreshing and flavorful watermelon cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for BBQ and grilling all summer long.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad
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This salad might be the culmination of things my husband dislikes – watermelon and cucumber. Unfortunately for him, watermelon has no flavor (it’s predicted to be genetically linked). The same goes for cucumber but he’s all about pickles, and pickled anything for that matter, so while he was a good sport and tried a little bit this salad was essentially just for me.

The first time I had this salad was at a restaurant called MELT Bar and Grilled in Ohio specilaizing in over-the-top grille cheese. On one visit sampling their spring menu, I was introduced to their watermelon salad. Not something I would normally order but hot damn it was my favorite this of the day.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad Ingredients

Watermelon Cucumber Salad Ingredients:

Fast forward to #BBQweek and I knew I had to recreate it as a side for my smoked burgers. This simple salad is easy to put together and is a light and refreshing side dish for any summer cookout.

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad

WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD

This refreshing and flavorful watermelon cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for BBQ and grilling all summer long. Salads watermelon cucumber salad, watermelon salad, watermelon cucumber tomato salad, bbq side dish European Print This
Yield: 6 servings Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

DRESSING

WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD

  • 2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup sliced and quartered English cucumber (about 1/2 of one)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Directions

  1. In a small bowl or jar with a lid, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon juice, and mustard and whisk/shake until emulsified. Season to taste with salt. Stir in poppy seeds and seasoning (if using). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss all the salad ingredients. Drizzle dressing over the mixture and lightly toss. Season to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Source: Inspired by MELT Bar and Grilled, adapted from The Modern Proper.

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