Melon, Cucumber and Cherry Tomato Salad

Melon, Cucumber and Cherry Tomato Salad

This is an extremely simple, yet spectacularly refreshing salad, especially when made from height-of-the-season summer produce. Ripe melon mirrors the tomatoes’ sweetness. Cucumber, a relative of melon, gives both crunch and flavor. A handful of basil and mint leaves, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice added just before serving, bring it all together.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place melon, tomatoes and cucumber in a large salad bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss well. Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice. Toss lightly and leave to marinate for a few minutes and up to 30 minutes, to let the flavors mingle.
  2. Step 2

    Add the basil leaves, tearing larger leaves into pieces, and the mint leaves.
  3. Step 3

    Just before serving, fold the leaves into the salad and toss well. Taste and add a little more lime juice, as needed.