Today’s Melon Cucumber Salad is an easy companion to any bbq or summer party. It’s beautiful, refreshing and easy to make.
Melon is another star of the summer, the variety of melons is incredible. I decided to go for a monochromatic salad but if you wish to add colour to the dish just feel free to mix Cantaloupe, Honeydew or Galia.
I made mine with piel de sapo, the melon I always had as a kid, the flesh is creamy, sweet, and pale green. The greens I’ve used are rocket, love its peppery flavour, and baby lamb lettuce, but also, be creative and mix any greens you can find at your farmers market, dill, basil, micro greens, etc.
Melons are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, as vitamin C, A and potassium. Rocket (also known as arugula) benefits vision and eye health thanks to its content in betacarotene and because it contains significant amounts of magnesium, calcium and potassium too help control blood pressure.
Cucumber Melon Salad is a great option for those of you in The States, who are ready to celebrate 4th of July, you will add some green and health to your delicious bbq. You will think, why a Spanish girl is talking about American Celebrations, but the thing is that I love parties and any excuse is good to celebrate with friends, family and of course healthy and nutritious food!
Happy 4th of July!!
Melon Cucumber Salad
Great to serve at bbq or any other summer party.
- 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 1/2 piel de sapo melon. or any other type of melon seeded and balled
- 2 handfuls rocket
- 2 handfuls baby lamb lettuce
- rose petals to garnish
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
- black pepper freshly cracked
Make de dressing my mixing olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.
In a bowl, add greens, melon balls, sliced cucumber. Add the dressing and toss to combine.
Sprinkle with rose petals.