Watermelon and cucumber salad
Written by Jayashree
Published on April 12, 2016

Summer, I really dread this season.  One does not feel like doing anything. Change in diet is needed during this season. Salads, juices, light meals, yoghurt and loads of  seasonal fruits are ideal companion. This watermelon and cucumber salad is a tasty and cool  snack to binge on. An ideal salad to beat the heat, as both are rich in  water content.

Watermelon is a 92 % water content fruit, thus ideal to keep oneself hydrated  for summer. It consists of vitamin A, C, B6, lycopene, aminoacids, potassium and antioxidants. Lycopene, a carotenoid antioxidant is much more in watermelon than in a tomato.

It is good for cardivascular and bone health, prevents cancer, diuretic and kidney support. It also helps in healing scars and wounds. It is also good for the eyes and skin.

Moreover, did you know that even the rind and seeds of watermelon are edible. The rind has more lycopene than the red flesh.

Cucumbers have always played a key role in salads. They belong to the same family as watermelons and rich in water content. The benefits of cucumbers are so many, that one needs to eat them regularly on a daily basis. Rich in fibre, helps in weight loss, fights stress and inflammation and also helps prevent cancer. Thankfully, this vegetable is available all year round.

Now, let me tell  you about  the watermelon and cucumber salad that I have been singing about. It was crunchy , tasty and loved binging it. A perfect summer treat !This post is for the Culinary Hoppers blog hop with the theme “Salads ”

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Watermelon and cucumber salad
Recipe Type: Salad
Cuisine: International
Author: Jayashree
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
A tasty, crispy salad ideal for the summer.
Ingredients
  • Watermelon pieces 1 bowl
  • Cucumber (large variety) 1
  • For seasoning :
  • Olive oil 2tsp
  • salt to taste
  • pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice 1tbsp
Instructions
  1. Wash the cucumber and cut into chunks.
  2. Take a bowl and mix the cucumber and watermelon pieces.
  3. In another bowl, mix the ingredients under ” For seasoning “
  4. Toss the veggies into it , cover with a lid and refrigerate for sometime.
  5. Tasty salad is ready to binge.

 

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Do check my Kiwi Lemonade, a wonderful drink for summer !

And here are the other salad recipes of Culinary Hoppers

Lebanese Tabboleh Salad by Vani

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad by Piyali

Roasted Sweet potato salad and Greek yoghurt dressing by Anu

3 way peanut salad and Carrot Cucumber Slaw by Poornima

Quinoa Salad in endive boat and Spring Fruit Salad by  Padma

Thai salad with peanut butter dressing by Shubha

Corn Salad by Shobana

Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea and Couscous Salad by Swati

 

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10 Comments

  1. shubha

    very refreshing salad..perfect for summer:)

    Reply
  2. marudhuskitchen

    Love the vibrant color of watermelon.. Soothing summer salad …delicious share

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  3. Piyali Mutha

    Delicious looking salad. Perfect burst of refreshing flavours with every bite.

    Reply
  4. Anupama

    Love it!! Simple yet perfect. Good to know benefits of watermelon and cucumber. Well explained. I ought to try it this combo. I’m sure my kids will love it.

    Reply
  5. Poornima

    Perfect combo of cucumber and watermelon.. They hydrate the body and this is a much needed salad for summer.. Looks crisp and tasty!

    Reply
  6. padma

    Very refreshing and Cooling salad to beat the Summer heat…keeps you hydrated…good one Jaya!!

    Reply
  7. Swati

    Indeed a healthy and refreshing summer salad…Well explained the benefits of watermelon and cucumber.

    Reply
  8. Shobana Vijay

    Simple and yummy salad.Its a perfect salad for this summer.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Shobana

      Reply
  9. Jagruti

    What a better way to cool down in summer!

    Reply

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