A healthy, light, sweet, and savory Cucumber-Tomato and Melon Salad is so easy to make.
Fresh fruits and veggies in the summer are underrated, even if you eat them all the time. There’s no better way to eat than to get all of the nutrients that our bodies crave exactly during the season when the produce is in its prime! Cucumbers and watermelon will even perfectly hydrate when your body needs it the most.
I can eat this salad all day, every day. I love tomato and cucumber salads, they make up the best summer salad, and it’s one of those that are so easy to put together, whether with a simple olive oil mix or with creamy mayonnaise.
This version of a cucumber and tomato salad is added a sweet kick of melon, fresh basil, and fresh mint. Then, it’s combined together with a simple salt-and-pepper vinaigrette whisked together with olive oil and red wine vinegar.
What do I need to make this recipe?
Melon is rich in fiber, vitamin K, and copper. Copper is important for the body to form red blood cells.
Cucumber hydrates and fills you with antioxidants, supporting bone health.
Cherry tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which benefits heart health and supports skin health.
Fresh basil can help relieve anxiety and helps to fight inflammation.
Fresh mint improves brain function and is rich in vitamin A.
Along with those ingredients, you will need extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt, and black pepper. These ingredients are for the dressing, so they’re adjustable to taste.
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Make a Cucumber Tomato and Melon Salad
- 3 cups melon, cubed
- 2 cups cucumber, sliced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- ¼ tsp sea salt, more to taste
- 1 dash black pepper
- ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
- Add melon, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes to a bowl.
- Drizzle oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper on top then toss well to combine.
- Add basil and mint, then toss again to incorporate.
- Adjust dressing ingredients to taste.