Salads | June 16, 2016

Cucumber Melon Summer Salad

Cucumber Melon Summer Salad overhead shot with halved limes and cantaloupe slice on the side

Do you guys know how to pick the best, sweetest cantaloupe? When you are picking out the melon, smell where the vine was attached. The stronger it smells the riper, sweeter it is. I don’t know where I heard this advice but its been the most reliable piece of advice I’ve had about picking the best fruits so far!  Now, let me tell you about this salad…

This salad is really simple and it’s own ingredients are the main show. So you want to be sure to have great fresh fruits. I shop at Ralphs Grocery, and have yet to pick a bad melon. I also love that I can buy fresh, organic cilantro. Cilantro is an herb that I notice a BIG flavor difference in from store bought to organic, and even home grown.

Cucumber Melon Summer Salad in white bowl with a wooden spoon in the bowl

My husband, Nate, came home a month or so ago talking about the most delicious, unusual salad he had had at a work luncheon. It had cucumber, cantaloup and cilantro. I pressed him for a few more details, like- did it have a limey twang? Or a sweet syrup? This salad intrigued me so much I craved it for a couple of weeks before finally breaking down and trying it out. It was so simple and quick but full of unique flavors. This will be great for the summer, while all these fruits are at their peak sweetness.

Cucumber Melon Summer Salad overhead shot with lime and cantaloupe slice to the side

5 from 1 vote
Cucumber Melon Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A crisp mix of flavors perfect for summer.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer salad
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime juice
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Chop up cantaloupe and cucumber into small bite size pieces. You can chop them however small or large as you want. Combine in large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl combine cilantro, lime and salt. stir and pour over cucumbers and cantaloupe. Toss to combine.
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Melon Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Potassium 1923mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 48g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 388.5%
Vitamin C 270.7%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 10.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cucumber Melon Summer Salad in white bowl with wooden spoon

@RalphsGrocery provided me with a gift card in exchange for a mention, but all opinions expressed here are my own. #lovemyralphs

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