Cucumber-Melon Salad

Cucumber-Melon Salad
Staff Writer
Cucumber-Melon Salad

The Guilty Goose

Cucumber-Melon Salad

Guilty Goose offers this refreshing summer salad that mixes sweet melons with cool cucumbers and tangy red onions. 

Ingredients

For the marinated onions:

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ red onion, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad:

  • ¼ cantaloupe melon, seeded and scooped with a melon baller, ½-inch in diameter
  • ¼ honeydew melon, seeded and scooped with a melon baller, ½-inch in diameter
  • 1 English or Hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into half-moons ¼-inch wide
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • ¼ cup celery leaves
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup lovage
  • 1 teaspoon fine sugar
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the marinated onions:

Add the red wine vinegar to a small bowl, then add the onions and season with salt and pepper. Allow to soak for about 20 minutes, then drain.

For the salad:

In a large salad bowl, combine the marinated onions, melon balls, cucumber, celery, celery leaves, mint, lovage, sugar, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and mix well using salad tongs.

Cucumber Shopping Tip

There are three different types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, and “burpless.” If you're making sandwiches, you might want to try the “burpless” variety which are naturally seedless and are less likely to cause gas.

Cucumber Cooking Tip

Salting your cucumber slices and allowing them to drain over a colander for about an hour will get rid of any excess water and keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.