Monday, June 4, 2012

SRC: Watermelon Cucumber Salad

One of the things I love about having a garden is how exciting it is when your plants do well. Our cucumber plants are kicking out cukes like it is their job (guess it kind of is?). This is great because not only do I know EXACTLY where my food came from, but homegrown food always tastes so much better than produce from the store. These cucumbers actually have flavor!

I tell you that to tell you this - the recipe I chose from my Secret Recipe Club blogger this month, Cooking Rookie from Cook Book Trial and Error, could not have come at a better time! Her watermelon cucumber salad is a unique combination of flavors, one that I am certain I never would have come up with on my own. In addition, the recipe is very customizable. Want more watermelon and less cucumber? Go for it. Want to add some mint. Try it. One thing to note is that this salad can get a little watery if you let it set for awhile. We just drained off the liquid after storing it for awhile. Nonetheless, you may want to wait to mix it up until just before serving.
Any way you do it, I would recommend this as a great, refreshing way to enjoy that summertime produce! 

(Printable Recipe) 

Watermelon Cucumber Salad
From Cook Book Trial and Error

2 cups cubed watermelon (1/2-inch cubes)
1 large cucumber, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/2 tsp salt (more or less depending on salt level of your feta)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp. olive oil

Combine the above ingredients just before serving. Enjoy!


  1. What a perfect summer salad, I love both watermelon and cukes and the feta with those is perfect. I also love the addition of the nuts, going to try this recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry Candied Popcorn.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. I love how the feta really adds life to the watermelon/cucumber combo. WHat a great balance of flavors!

  3. What an interesting salad! And pretty too!

  4. I'm with you, I would never have thought to combine these ingredients together. I love any excuse to eat more watermelon though so definitely worth a try this summer!

  5. Watermelon and feta are a great combo. And nothing beats homegrown veggies- they do taste so much better coming from your own backyard! Great SRC pick!

  6. I am glad you liked this salad. I saw this watermelon-cucumber-mint combo on so many great blogs recently that I got mildly obsessed with the idea. It's so simple and yummy :-). Thanks for trying a recipe from my blog!


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