Yummy Recipe for Melon and Cucumber Salad ...

By Glenys

Yummy Recipe for Melon and Cucumber  Salad ...

Recipe for Melon and Cucumber Salad

Beautifully refreshing with a tang of lime and mint this Melon and Cucumber Salad is an excellent starter or palate cleanser instead of a sorbet. Virtually free of calories and fat and packed with vitamins, this salad is perfect virtually any time. It looks good made with pale fleshed melons such as honeydew or galia but cantaloupe offers a lovely contrast to the pale green cucumber.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: none

Serves: 4 people

Energy: 10-15 calories per serving


Sharp knife
Melon baller
Large mixing bowl
Serving bowls


1 small honeydew melon
½ cucumber
1 lime
Handful of fresh lime
Artificial sweetener


Cut the melon and remove the seeds.

Remove the flesh and cut into chunks or use a melon baller

Peel the cucumber (if you know how, use a cannelle knife to remove strips of skin to give a stripey effect)

Cut in half lengthways and using the melon baller scrape out the seeds.

Cut the cucumber into the same size chunks as the melon.

Zest and juice the lime.

Mix the juice with a few drops of liquid sweetener or a small amount of sweetener granules.

Chop the mint leaving a few leaves whole for garnish.

Gently mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Split mixture between 4 serving bowls and garnish with mint. (Chiffonade – very thin strips – is good)

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