Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad

Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad is the perfect refreshing side dish for the hot summer days ahead. Juicy sweet watermelon combines with cool pieces of cucumber and crunchy walnuts, sprinkled liberally with the fresh flavors of basil and mint, then tossed with a light raspberry vinaigrette.

Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad | 2 Cookin Mamas Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad is the perfect refreshing side dish for the hot summer days ahead. Juicy sweet watermelon combines with cool pieces of cucumber, sprinkled liberally with the fresh flavors of basil and mint, then tossed with a light raspberry vinaigrette. #salad #fruitsalad #watermelon #cucumber #mint #walnuts #recipe #summersalad

This is National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month and I couldn’t think of anything more indicative of this than this fresh salad containing both fruit and vegetables.

It is really the perfect salad to have during the summer, both refreshing and full of seasonal local produce like cucumbers and watemelon. And supporting your local farmers is both beneficial for your neighborhood as well as the environment (less carbon footprint).

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This salad is also packed with nutrients and can be an ideal stand alone meal or as an accompaniment to your lunch or dinner. The watermelon, long thought to be just full of lots of water and sugar, contains  lycopene which is  important to both cardiovascular and bone health while the cucumber is high in antioxidants, beneficial to the heart as well as reducing the risks of certain types of cancer. Now we can’t leave out the walnuts which are also important to cardiovascular health or the goat cheese which is lower in fat and calories than cow’s cheese as well as higher in protein and calcium.  So you see, not only is this salad delicious but good for you as well.

Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad – Perfect for Summer

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We have this as often as we can during the summer and, as an extra bonus, I get to use my fresh mint and basil from my garden. I like it both as a light lunch or with a fish or chicken dinner . And, when I go back for seconds, I don’t even have to feel guilty.

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Love light salads during the hot summer months like me? Check out my Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad, Red, White & Blue Salad and a protein-rich Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.

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CUCUMBER MINT WATERMELON SALAD
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad is the perfect refreshing side dish for the hot summer days ahead. Juicy sweet watermelon combines with cool pieces of cucumber and crunchy walnuts, sprinkled liberally with the fresh flavors of basil and mint, then tossed with a light raspberry vinaigrette.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keywords: cucumber, goat cheese, healthy salad, salad, side dish, summer salad, walnuts, watermelon
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 large cucumber, cubed
  • Small handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 3-4 leaves fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • Raspberry vinaigrette or white balsamic vinaigrette (mix 2 teaspoons light olive oil with 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar)
Directions
  1. Toss all ingredients together and chill for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors marry.

 

Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad pin | 2 Cookin Mamas Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad is the perfect refreshing side dish for the hot summer days ahead. Juicy sweet watermelon combines with cool pieces of cucumber, sprinkled liberally with the fresh flavors of basil and mint, then tossed with a light raspberry vinaigrette. #salad #fruitsalad #watermelon #cucumber #mint #walnuts #recipe #summersalad

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Cucumber Mint Watermelon Salad is the perfect refreshing side dish for the hot summer days ahead. Juicy sweet watermelon combines with cool pieces of cucumber, sprinkled liberally with the fresh flavors of basil and mint, then tossed with a light raspberry vinaigrette. #salad #fruitsalad #watermelon #cucumber #mint #walnuts #recipe #summersalad

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Lori Hart
    06/25/2014 at 1:29 pm

    Perfect for summer!! I found you over at the The Wednesday Round-Up link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1wsjSLy. Have a wonderful day!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/25/2014 at 2:41 pm

      We’d be pleased to add our recipes to your link party. Love your site with so many delicious recipes. Thanks for the invite.

  • Reply
    Patti
    06/25/2014 at 4:01 pm

    That recipe sound so refreshing and it’s so simple. I cant wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/25/2014 at 8:11 pm

      It really is easy and delicious. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Nicole Hallford
    06/25/2014 at 11:17 pm

    This sounds so refreshing!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/26/2014 at 8:39 pm

      It’s a great addition to a picnic and fits in perfectly with July 4th celebrations.

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    06/30/2014 at 2:42 pm

    I just love this Watermelon Salad, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Reply
    Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free
    07/01/2014 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’m featuring it tonight and pinning it!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/01/2014 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks for the feature and hope you get a chance to try it out soon.

  • Reply
    Top Super Foods! - 2 Cookin' Mamas
    07/19/2015 at 10:28 am

    […] Summer will be here soon and watermelons will be seen at almost every picnic. Feel good about snitching a piece because it has plenty of beneficial nutrients for your body. About 2 cups provides your body with 33% of your daily requirements for Vitamins A & C as well as some potassium and lycopene. Lycopene may decrease the risk of heart disease as well as lowering levels of LDL or bad” cholesterol. Just eat it like nature intended or in this simple Watermelon and Cucumber Salad. […]

  • Reply
    Tayler Ross
    06/01/2018 at 6:28 pm

    I’m sure the flavors of mint, watermelon and cucumber make an incredible combination!

  • Reply
    Claire
    06/01/2018 at 9:04 pm

    This is always such a favorite at summer BBQ’s.
    I take it to pot lucks and all backyard events.
    Thank you for a a great recipe 😀

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/04/2018 at 9:13 am

      It’s a great potluck salad! I bring it to friend’s houses too and it’s always popular.

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