Marinated cucumber and melon salad
SmartPoints® value per serving
2 hr 15 min
A refreshing side for any summer menu, this salad is especially nice alongside grilled main dishes. We used a mandolin to cut the fruit and vegetables, but you can slice them by hand with a sharp knife. Honeydew, cucumber, and mint are a classic combination, but you can also use cantaloupe in this recipe. It can sometimes be difficult to select a ripe melon, but a good rule of thumb is to find one with a sweet aroma emanating from the melon’s stem and bottom. We opted for an English cucumber, which has a thin skin that doesn’t need to be peeled.
1 medium, thinly sliced
1½ cup(s), sliced, thinly sliced
¼ medium, cut into thin slices
½ cup(s), fresh, cut into thin ribbons
Fresh lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; chill for at least 2 hours. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.