Refreshing and crisp is the best way to describe this watermelon cucumber salad with crumbled feta and grilled corn. Serve it as a summer side dish.
When it comes to summer fruit, I go for berries first and then stone fruit.
Melon comes in a distant third. It’s hard for me to get excited about mellow melons like cantaloupe and honeydew.
But things have changed ever since I learned how good melon is when you top it with flaky sea salt and take it to this mix between sweet and savory.
Even though I am not going to always pick melon for a fruit plate, I am a big fan of watermelon in salads. Mixed with greens, veggies and dressing, they make fresh and filling summer salads.
A favorite of mine is a watermelon peach salad with spicy jalapeno lime vinaigrette. There are so many flavors going on, and they all seem to work together.
And that’s my same approach with this watermelon corn cucumber salad—lots of tastes and textures!It’s crunchy and fresh and is great for summer picnics and barbecues.
You can’t go wrong with a watermelon cucumber salad especially if that’s a watermelon salad with feta cheese and grilled corn. Again, there’s just something about saltier ingredients and melon.
No matter if you are at a farmers market or the grocery, there are a few things to look for when you are picking out the perfect watermelon.
The fruit should feel heavy for its size.
When you tap a watermelon, the sound should be deep and hollow.
You also should check the field spot. This is the discolored area on the rind where the watermelon sat in the field. It should be creamy yellow. If it’s whiter, the watermelon is not ripe.
This is what you will need for the watermelon feta salad:
This is such a simple and refreshing watermelon salad. Serve it as a side dish at summer get-togethers like a potluck or picnic.
The salad is best served fresh, but you can store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 3 days.
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The watermelon cucumber salad I made tonite( Sunday august 1st and it was delish!
Spectacular combination and I added a splash of balsamic vinegar to it and a drizzle of balsamic glaze!
Thank you for this spectacular combination!
We all loved it!
Looks really good
It sounds really really good. I will have to try it. It’s all healthy ingredients. And it’s a lite dish.