Summer Melon & Cucumber Salad {Juicy, Crunchy, Refreshing!})
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Summer Melon And Cucumber Salad

Juicy, crunchy and super refreshing summer melon and cucumber salad.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

Dice the cantaloupe:

  • Wash cantaloupe under cold running water and scrub it well with a vegetable scrub.
  • Trim off the top and bottom. Peel off the rind.
  • Cut cantaloupe in half through the center and remove all the seeds with a spoon.
  • Cut each half faced cut side down in strips, then dice.

Dice the cucumber:

  • Wash and scrub cucumber in the same manner.
  • If using organic cucumbers leave the skin on, otherwise remove the skin with a vegetable peeler.
  • Cut cucumber in half lengthwise. You can also remove the seeds if you prefer.
  • Cut each half again and chop crosswise to get quarter-circle dices.

Arange the salad:

  • In a large bowl mix diced melon, cucumber, arugula leaves.
  • Add extra virgin olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and chia seeds.
  • Give your salad a gentle stir.
  • Serve with aged balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze.

Notes

Instead of chia seeds you can used poppy seeds. They also add contrast and a hint of flavor to the salad.