Cucumber Melon Salad

Another great fresh salad to cleanse your palate.  There are a few choices on the dressings.  My favorite is the mint and honey lime dressing, although I really like coconut A LOT.  If you are searching for a nice fresh fruity salad with a slight kick, well I suggest you try the ginger and honey lemon dressing.  It’s sweet yet spicy.  Once again, another simple fruit salad to enjoy on any day really.

Ingredients:

2 seedless cucumbers

1 seedless watermelon

1 honeydew

1 cantaloupe

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Dressing Choices:

Whisk ingredients until well blended and pour over the salad. Stir salad well so dressing covers all chopped pieces evenly. Let sit a few hours in the refrigerator to heighten the flavors.

Mint and honey lime Ginger and honey Lemon Coconut and lime
1 cup of honey

5 or 6 limes

½ cup of chopped fresh mint

An inch of ginger root juiced

4 or 5 lemons

¾ cups honey

½ cup of coconut cream

5 or 6 limes

½ cup of chopped fresh mint

Directions

  1. Rinse and skin the seedless cucumbers.
  2. Use a sharp knife and cutting board to slice and dice the cucumbers into bite size pieces (in the photos I left the skin on so you could see the difference in the honeydew and cucumber – I highly recommend skinning the cucumber.  It goes better with the rest of the fruit that way.).
  3. Place cut cucumber into a large dish that can be sealed tight.
  4. Using a large knife, slice and chop up the seedless watermelon, and add to the large dish.
  5. Cut the cantaloupe and honeydew in half.  Using a spoon scrape the seeds out.
  6. Slice and chop up the honeydew and cantaloupe (if you want it to look a bit more neat – use a melon ball and scoop out circles of each melon – it takes longer but looks great). Add both melon pieces to the large dish.
  7. Stir/mix the fruit and cucumber until well blended.

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8. Add your choice of fruit dressing a few hours before serving for best flavor.

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Thanks,

Katie

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