Watermelon and cucumber salad
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Tam West
A visually spectacular and incredibly hydrating dish that is full of juicy summer fruits and vegetables. This is a great salad to take to a barbecue: everyone will love it, including the kids. You can omit the dressing if you like, and just add a pinch of salt, as it’s incredibly delicious on its own. The main ingredients, cucumber and watermelon, are comprised of around 90 per cent water, making this a great salad to whip up after a day spent out in the sun. I find eating water-rich fruits and vegetables during the summer months is the best way to keep me hydrated in the heat.
- Place the watermelon, tomato, cucumber and pomegranate in a large bowl; lightly toss with a few pinches of salt, lemon juice, vinegar and olive oil.
- Fold through the herbs and serve on a plate or in a large bowl. Season with freshly cracked pepper and more salt to taste.
Also see the recipe for Megan's Watermelon and strawberry slushy