This watermelon cucumber salad is a super quick and easy recipe – ready in less than 5 minutes. This salad is refreshing, simple, and goes well with almost anything.
I’m so excited that watermelon season is back again. I love a good salad and this one is no exception. Let me tell ya, this watermelon cucumber salad is oh so delicious. It’s sweet, crunchy, healthy and makes for the perfect side dish or main dish as well. It’s filled with baby arugula, parsley, and herbs. In addition, I’ve included a mango rosemary salad dressing that is perfection.
Watermelon is so nostalgic. It reminds me of BBQs and hot summers with my family in the 90s. Some of my best childhood moments happened in the summertime. I remember seeing a huge watermelon on the picnic table and ready to be chopped and passed out to everyone at gatherings. Oh, the good old days. Back when Chicago weather was a bit more predictable. Ha! If you’re from Chicago then you know what I mean.
Mango Rosemary Salad Dressing
I’m loving this homemade mango rosemary salad dressing. It definitely adds an extra bit of sweetness to the watermelon cucumber salad. I made the salad dressing using one mango, rosemary, and sea salt. Yep, that’s it. Feel free to add this dressing to your list of oil-free salad dressings.
You can definitely expect to see lots more spring and summer-inspired recipes on the blog in the coming weeks. I hope you all are enjoying the change in weather (well, for those of us that live in cold weather climates). Finally, I hope you get to have a bit of R&R and east some of your favorite fruits and vegetables. ENJOY!;-)
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BEST WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE
Watermelon Cucumber Salad Ingredients
- 1 5 oz package of baby arugula
- 4 cups of roughly cubed watermelon
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 2 handfuls of Parsley
Mango Rosemary Dressing Ingredients
- 1 sliced mango
- 3 tsp fresh or dried rosemary
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Place sliced mango and rosemary and in the bowl of a small food processor. Pulse a few times to emulsify the dressing. Add sea salt and stir with a spoon to incorporate. Set dressing aside.
- Place arugula and chopped parsley on a platter, cover with cucumbers and watermelon. Sprinkle with nuts, hemp seeds or chia seeds. Drizzle with dressing.