Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

The BEST Watermelon Cucumber Salad Recipe!

Cucumber melon salad brought to a whole new level! Crunchy cucumbers, sweet watermelon and cantaloupe along with a delicious lime-ginger dressing makes this Watermelon Cucumber Salad wonderfully fresh and delicious. This melon fruit salad makes an awesome summer side dish, perfect for picnics, pot-lucks and back yard cookouts!

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Watermelon cucumber salad in bowl with cucumbers and mint on the side.

Simple, Delicious Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe!

Fruit salad is a summertime staple, but it often gets a little predictable. This Watermelon Cucumber Salad puts a new spin on the classic fruit salad recipe, with some extra flavor, freshness and crunch!

This cucumber melon salad includes watermelon, cucumbers and cantaloupe along with a few other ingredients to give it some extra flavor and zest. Perfect for your next cookout, pot-luck or neighborhood block party, this is a great healthy side to share!

Here’s how this simple Melon Fruit Salad comes together:

Watermelon cucumber salad in bowl with fork taking a bite.

What ingredients do I need to make a watermelon salad?

For this recipe you’ll need these ingredients:

  • Watermelon, cubed
  • Baby cucumbers or English Cucumber, sliced
  • Cantaloupe, cubed
  • Green onions

For the dressing, you’ll need:

  • White vinegar
  • Lime juice
  • Lime zest
  • Avocado oil
  • Fresh ginger
  • Garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper

For exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions, please be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to the recipe card.

A new fruit salad brought to a whole new level! Crunchy cucumbers, sweet watermelon and cantaloupe along with a delicious lime-ginger dressing makes this salad wonderfully fresh and delicious!

With my fresh, crispy mini-cucumbers from Melissa’s Produce, I made this amazing Cucumber Melon Fruit Salad.  As far as fruit salads go, this one is my new favorite!  The crisp, delicious cucumbers paired with the sweet watermelon and cantaloupe, and the fresh lime ginger dressing are absolutely wonderful!

How long does watermelon cucumber salad last?

This salad is best enjoyed the same day it’s made. If you are making this salad in advance for an event like a picnic, cookout or potluck, make the dressing separately, and dress just before serving.

A new fruit salad brought to a whole new level! Crunchy cucumbers, sweet watermelon and cantaloupe along with a delicious lime-ginger dressing makes this salad wonderfully fresh and delicious!

Additionally, I added some green onion to the salad for a bit of savory contrast.  

There are so many fantastic flavors coming together in this salad, you’ll want to keep it on hand as a side all summer long! 

What goes with Watermelon Cucumber Salad?

It goes great with grilled chicken, salmon and steak, and also makes a wonderful lunchtime side with your sandwich.

Here are some of my favorite recipes that go perfectly with this cucumber melon salad:

Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken

Brown Sugar Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Grilled Balsamic Rosemary Steaks

 

A new fruit salad brought to a whole new level! Crunchy cucumbers, sweet watermelon and cantaloupe along with a delicious lime-ginger dressing makes this salad wonderfully fresh and delicious!

If you loved this Watermelon Cucumber Salad, check out some of my other fresh salads and sides:

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

Italian Tortellini Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cherries

Italian Chopped Salad

 

Here’s how this delicious Watermelon Cucumber Salad comes together:

Yields 6 servings

Cucumber Melon Fruit Salad

A new fruit salad brought to a whole new level! Crunchy cucumbers, sweet watermelon and cantaloupe along with a delicious lime-ginger dressing makes this salad wonderfully fresh and delicious!

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 5 Mini Cucumbers or 1 large English Cucumber, sliced
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 3 cups cantaloupe, cubed
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 c. white vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime (about 1/4 c.)
  • grated peel of 1 lime (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger root
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, melons and onion. Toss to incorporate.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients (vinegar, lime juice and peel, oil, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper). Pour dressing over the melon mixture and toss to coat. Serve right away. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Tags

Diet
vegetarian
pescetarian
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
Courses
Salad
Occasions
Summer
Spring
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I received free product(s) from Oxo and Melissa’s Produce in conjunction with this post.  Recipe, photos, and opinions are 100% my own.

Watermelon cucumber salad in bowl, with fork on the side.

Comments

  1. Hi there to every single one, it's truly a good for me to go to see this site, it contains useful Information.
  2. This is the best part of late Spring and Summer - all the fresh produce - this looks refreshing! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner party!
  3. Hi Erin, this would be a super contribution to Food on Friday: Melons over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the fun. Cheers
  4. Looks so great for the summer! Will have to try it out!
  5. This is perfect for summer time! Thanks for sharing :) Blessings, Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com
  6. Cucumber melon sounds so good together! I'll have to try this out. I really like those containers. I always have problems keeping my produce fresh! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty hope to see you next week.
  7. I have to give this a try! The dressing sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? You'll be a feature next Monday. Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda
  8. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope the rest of your week is great!
  9. What a delightful salad. I love these ingredients. Congratulations on the feature at To Grandma's House we Go.
  10. Jann Olson says
    I can't wait to try this! I love those mini cucumbers, but have never thought to add them to melons. thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. I would have liked to feature this tomorrow, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party. Sorry, that is requirement to be featured. hugs, Jann
  11. This looks so delicious and refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing at TFT! I am featuring you this week! https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/july-summer-vibes-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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