Watermelon Cucumber Salad


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Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

This is very a light, fresh, and cool salad that can be enjoyed anytime and with any meal or just as a nice in-between meal snack.

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1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or mint
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
2 cups seeded and sliced cucumbers
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


In a bowl, mix vinegar, sugar, cilantro, and red pepper flakes and set aside.

In another bowl, combine watermelon, cucumbers, and onions. Pour dressing over fruit and vegetables and toss to coat. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


Makes 4 servings

Preparation Time: 

15 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

1 hour and 15 m

Preparation Method



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I haven't made this for quite

I haven't made this for quite some time until this week. Wow! I've forgotten just how amazing it is!!!!!

Although I have not yet tried

Although I have not yet tried this delicious sounding salad, may I suggest sprinkling feta cheese over it? I think it will be wonderful.

With 2 T of sugar and the

With 2 T of sugar and the sweetness of the melon we
found that it was way too sweet, other than that it was

I did try this, except

I did try this, except substituting basil for the cilantro, and it was yummy!

Looks. Great. I'm going to

Looks. Great. I'm going to make it.

Thanks for the comment

Thanks for the comment Terita. I hope you've had a chance to try it. I would love to hear what you think about it. ALL my friends love it just as much as I do.
Take care, Mark

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