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Melon Cucumber Salad

Beat the summer heat with a refreshing and nutritious Melon Cucumber Salad. This vibrant dish combines the sweet juiciness of cantaloupe and honeydew melons with the crispness of cucumber, creating a delightful contrast in both flavor and texture.

Ideal for a light lunch, a picnic side, or a flavorful appetizer, this Melon Cucumber Salad is a delicious way to enjoy the bounty of summer

Melon Cucumber Salad

Total Time:

30mins

Prep:

15mins

Cook:

15mins

Dietary Preference(s):

Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4 cups melon, chopped 1-inch pieces (mix of cantaloupe and honeydew)
  • 2 cups chopped cucumber, 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup green olives, chopped if desired
  • 1 cup pieces feta cheese, 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes

How to Make It

1.

Cook quinoa according to package instructions and set aside to cool.

2.

Make the dressing: add all of the dressing ingredients to a bowl or a mason jar and whisk or shake to combine. Set aside.

3.

Assemble the salad once the quinoa has cooled by layering the quinoa in a large bowl or on a platter. Next layer the chopped melon and chopped cucumber followed by the olives and feta.

4.

Drizzle the dressing over top of the salad and toss. Top with fresh mint, taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper if desired and enjoy

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