Watermelon Cucumber Salad!!!

In the summer, I like to use all of the things I have on hand as much as possible in my recipes!   I don't grow a huge garden, but I do like to grow all types of herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers!

 I have had a really good year for cucumbers, so I am trying all sorts of ways to use them and this was a great recipe for them.  I have also been over taken by Kentucky Spearmint so I am looking for ways to use some of it also!

I must admit, I am not a big fan of watermelon and really never have been, except when I was pregnant.  That was the one time I craved watermelon and thought it tasted so good...until it didn't if you know what I mean!!!    I can eat most anything though so it's something I will eat.

 However, I was so surprised by how much I loved this salad!!!    It was fantastic!  So if you like watermelon normally, this is one you will probably love!!!  My picky eater even loved it!!!

It's a great mix of all sorts of yummy things and they all complement each other in a really yummy way!!!   The feta cheese adds a little saltiness to it and makes it so good!!!  The fresh mint adds a really fresh taste to it all and the balsamic dressing just ties it all together!!!  This is also very light and healthy!!!    

Here is what you will need:

4 cups watermelon, cubed and seeded
2 medium cucumbers, diced in bite size pieces, seeds removed
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 Tbs. fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 tsp. salt
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup Balsamic Dressing of your choice

Place the watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, mint and Feta cheese in a large bowl.
Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with the lemon juice.
Power the Balsamic Dressing over all and toss lightly with a large spoon!  

I like to sprinkle a little more Feta cheese on top and garnish with a sprig of mint!!  


  1. I love watermelon and cucs, also feta. Since I'm by myself I won't buy the mint. Don't know much about balsomic vinegar and probably wouldn't use it much either. But seems like a great recipe. Any idea for replacement for vinegar? Maybe nothing at all, just the watermelon, cucs and feta? I sometimes wish I had a family to cook for..... :) Thanks so much for the great recipe ideas, I share them on facebook cause most of my friends have families! God bless!

    1. It's actually a prepared Balsamic salad dressing, but if you don't think you would use it on your other salads, don't buy it. I have another watermelon salad with berries and it has a a different dressing that would be good on this. You just whisk together the juice of one lemon or lime and 1/3 cup honey. It makes it just a little sweet and citric and it's so good!

    2. Go ahead and try the balsamic - you will be surprised how well it goes with these ingredients!!



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