Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spring into SHAPE!!

As a part of spring into shape I have been trying some new recipes.  A friend had mentioned a few weeks back she had made a watermelon cucumber salad.  I personally have never made it before so decided I would give it a try, especially since it sounded so yummy!!!  Its a quick and simple dish to make and good for you :-)

Cucumber Watermelon Salad

  • 6 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 4 cups cubed English cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Place the watermelon and cucumber cubes in a large bowl, and gently toss with the salt and sugar. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, then gently toss one last time before serving.  

1/2 cup I found to be a lot for the recipe, so I would say add it slowly and use only what you feels tastes right.  You can always add more, but if your pour the whole thing over and you find it too strong you could ruin a perfectly good meal!



KerriLynn74 said...

Glad you enjoyed this dish...its soooo yummmy and not to mention refreshing!!!

Finding Charm said...

Does sound good. I bet it also depends on the ripeness of the fruit and veg. I love balsamic, so I'd like a lot. I would probably add a little at a time too. Adding it to my summer salad list!

Jayda said...

I's agree, but like you I like balsamic and I think i'd just add more if the fruit wasnt ripe enough haha :-)