Cucumber Melon Medley

I have always found the combination of cucumber and melon to be a nice clean scent. I was curious about how they might taste together. Both cucumbers and melons are so refreshing on a hot day– lots of flavor from the melon, and a nice light flavor from the cucumber. Desiring to keep this recipe simple, I used few ingredients. This medley is in a category of it’s own for it’s combination of sweet, salty and tart flavors. I hope you and enjoy it as much as I did!

  • 4 cups of melon, cut into 1 to 1.5″ cubes
  • 2 cups of cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup plain feta crumbled
  • 1/4 fresh mint leaves
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Sea salt (himalayan)
  • Lemon
 Combine melon, cucumber, mint (roughly chopped) and feta tossing well. Mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil, and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Mix in 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt. Refrigerate and serve chilled. Garnish with additional mint leaves.
 

Quick Tip #4 Fruit Salad

Fruit salads can be done in many different ways and when served chilled, they are a refreshing way to offset the summer heat. Carefully choose fresh, firm and unblemised fruit for chopping up into your salad. Toss in mint leaves for a fun touch (and lots of zing) and use a citrus juice of your choice– I like to use the juice of 1/4 an orange. Not only does this keep the fruit from browning, but it adds a surprising accent to the other flavors.