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Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad Recipe

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad Recipe

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 English cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cucumbers, green onions and mint. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, up to 2 hours before serving. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 60 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 273297
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2017

"We made this at work for a cardiac rehab luncheon for > 100 people. It turned out great! We had people requesting the recipe and also coming back for seconds. What a great combination."

LizTietjen User ID: 8701939 271440
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2017

"This is so good. I made it today for a family golf tournament, and I think they are gonna love it. It is really refreshing, just the right combo of sweet and savory. Will make it again for sure!"

5100 User ID: 1154600 269549
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2017

"Excellent!! I used vanilla balsamic vinegar and blood orange olive oil! Added dressing right before serving. Also, didn't have mint so used fresh basil. Family loved!!"

Ozarkagirl User ID: 5881259 269066
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

"I made this last summer for a cookout and everyone loved it! Chilled it for a couple of hours first and it was very cool and refreshing. I have made it several more times since then for home and pot luck dinners and am always asked for the recipe. I make it like it is written except for using cucumbers from my garden when I can instead of English cucumbers and I do peel them first. It's easy to cut in half for just my family. Thank you, Roblynn!"

sport58 User ID: 8460458 268604
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"Great summer salad and so refreshing. Next time I will peel off the cucumber skins as they seemed tough."

[email protected] User ID: 7564909 252557
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"Yummy salad. Made as stated. Added dressing 2 hrs before serving as suggested and tasted great."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 250224
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2016

"We thought this salad was very refreshing and a nice change of pace from your "typical" sweet melon salads."

lindamooierler User ID: 5086769 248130
Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"Made this for a pot luck supper at church. Everyone loved it. All said they had never thought of combining cucumber and watermelon but it worked."

lreynal User ID: 3585721 229287
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"I thought this was okay. It is certainly different. Got mixed response from the guests at the party too. Likely won't make it again."

SchaeferSmith User ID: 5560693 228621
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"This is absolutely delicious!! I will be making this again and again. I did not have fresh mint so I substituted with fresh basil out of my garden. YUMMMM! Thank you!"

Beema User ID: 446601 187829
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

"This salad is definitely a keeper. Did not change one thing, and everyone at the family party loved it. A very subtle blending of flavors. As a volunteer Field Editor, I rate this one five starts,"

dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 173273
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"Different but it was good."

sddeck User ID: 7279512 129298
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"I loved the simplicity and taste of this salad. My husband was not a fan of the balsamic vinegar taste with the watermelon. I guess will make this just fit myself when using up leftover watermelon or cucumbers."

missbouch User ID: 1942826 177958
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Interesting way to use summer fruits and vegetables. Didnt use the mint and did cut the recipe in half as there are only two of us."

BarbieQ66 User ID: 7317553 173406
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"I used balsamic vinaigrette instead of the vinegar/oil/salt/pepper. Delicious! Will definitely make again! Coworker made it this way also, and her family loved it too!!"

[email protected] User ID: 2061061 187828
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"This is like, one of the best fruit salads ... ever! Thank you for submitting this one!"

parksville User ID: 1598935 192030
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"Have made this salad twice, but our taste buds didn't find it appealing either time. Sorry!"

[email protected] User ID: 2061061 177956
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"OMG this is quite a taste sensation! I read thru this recipe and tho't it a very strange combination, but after reading the reviews I decided to give it a try. It was amazingly good! DH declared it a keeper too. I did use white Balsamic, and maybe went a little light on the onions, but followed the recipe, and like everyone said, did not put the dressing on until right before we sat down to dinner. YUM! I'm sharing this one with my daughters."

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 173272
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"There will be no left overs. Kids have a bit of a 'problem' with the Balsamic Vinegar as it may be a new taste. Adults will 'lick the bowl.'"

[email protected] User ID: 2817869 190117
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Very good flavor. I accidentally cut basil from the herb garden instead of mint, and added it, and it was very tasty."

yooperfriend User ID: 795355 147067
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I didn't make this recipe, my sister-in-law did! I can hardly wait to make it and let other people try it. It's great"

cwbuff User ID: 441425 192028
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"Great way to use watermelon. I followed the earlier suggestion to add the dressing just before serving. I also chilled the salad thoroughly beforehand, and kept it cold nestled in ice, as watermelon tastes so much better cold and makes a terrific contrast to hot BBQ'd foods. Definitely going in my recipe file."

BBfanAnne User ID: 57831 192024
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"What a fresh and delicious summer salad this is. I made it to take to a friend's house and everyone loved it. I suggest putting the dressing on just before serving for the best taste. Don't store any over night because the watermelon doesn't do well that long with the vinegar. That won't stop me from making it again, though. I'm taking it to my sister's 4th of July party and know everyone will love it."

BBfanAnne User ID: 57831 173271
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"Just made this last evening to take to a dinner at a friend's house. It was so fresh and delicious. Everyone loved it. One thing I would caution, is to put the dressing on just before serving and don't make more than will be needed because the watermelon doesn't do well overnight with the vinegar. This wouldn't stop me from making it again. It's just too good. I'm making it for my sister's 4th of July party and know everyone will love it."

GranMarion User ID: 4541988 187827
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"This was the perfect dish for a hot summer day. The mint with the watermelon and cucumber was so refreshing And the green onions added just a hint of zing. I loved it, my family loved it and we will definitely be making it quite often. It's going to be the perfect dish for a summer pot luck too."

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