Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad Recipe
Stay cool and hydrated with this easy cantaloupe and cucumber salad recipe! It's a healthy and refreshing side dish or light lunch. It's ready in 15 minutes and keeps well in the fridge for a few hours, so you can make it in advance of a dinner party. This recipe makes 2 large side salad servings and can easily be doubled or tripled.
Refreshing + Cool Summer Salad
It's that time of year when we could all use a light summer salad and I think you'll like this one a lot. It's hard to want to turn on the stove or oven when it's so hot outside.
What makes this salad refreshing is the water content of the melons and cucumber. Melons are 90% water and cucumbers are 96% water (source). In the summer it can be hard to stay hydrated just by drinking water; the National Academies of Sciences suggests up to 2 liters of water for women and 3 liters of water for men every day (source). That's more than the previously recommended 8 glasses! Eating water-rich fruit and vegetables can help you towards that goal.
Tips for Making Melon Balls
You do not have to use a melon baller for this recipe - you could just chop up the cantaloupe, but there's something fun about a variety of shapes in a salad. If you'd like to make more precise melon balls, give this tutorial video a watch.
You can use a melon baller or a rounded teaspoon to make melon balls.
If you don't have a melon baller and would like to get one, I recommend this OXO Good Grips Melon Baller .
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