Quick, Refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Salad

This new site of mine might be pretty, but it’s been driving me crazy lately, for it has been extremely buggy…

Most of these bugs you don’t see… Some, however, you do get to notice. I really wish you didn’t, but hey, It comes with the territory, they say!

One of the most obvious ones, the one that would be of utmost importance to me, comes with the fact that the comment form isn’t functionning at all.

I was really hoping that the situation would be really temporary and that no one would even get to notice, but it has been well over 4 days now, and still, no sign of improvement…


I feel completely, totally disconnected. Deserted. Lonely. Sad, even.  I just hate that feeling of helplnessness, of not being able to communicate, to connect with you guys. I just miss you all tremendously.

It’s like blogging has suddenly lost all its meaning. This place is just sooooooo empty without you all.

I think I don’t handle being kept away from those I care about all that well…

I can’t wait until you all get your voice back. I think I will be performing a little dance on that day!

Until then, I can’t let you hand dry, now, can I? Of course not!

So let me give you a quick little recipe here, one that speaks of the hot summer days to come, one that features one of my ultimate favorite summer foods: watermelon! I eat TONS of that in the summer. That, and cantaloupe! You can be certain that you will always find one or the other, if not both, when you open my fridge during the warm season.

This salad really comes together in no time, is SUPER refreshing, and doesn’t even really require a recipe. It’s just extremely forgiving! Add more of this, a little less of that… it doesn’t really care, it will let you eat it just the same, and I’m sure that it will taste just as good, too!

Seriously, I think that I will be having this salad VERY often this summer. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, you name it. It’s just PERFECT!

Easy, light, refreshing, satisfying.

Can you think of a better summer dish?

Yeah… I know… you can’t even answer that one!

God I hate that. I can’t wait until you all get your voice back!

When that happens, I hope you all talk to me at the same time! ;)

Make me dizzy with your words!

Quick, Refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Yield: Serves 2

Calories per serving: 364

Macros per serving: Carbs 29g | Fat 35g | Protein 11g

Quick, Refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Salad


  • 3 cups watermelon, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 seedless cucumber, cut into quarter slices
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 35g feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and toss until well combined.
  2. Place in the refrigerator and let sit for 10-15 minutes for the flavors to blend.
  3. Divide into 2 serving bowls and garnish with fresh basil leaves and a few walnuts if desired.


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    • says

      OH YAY! If I can read you, it means the issue has been resolved! OMG, feels so good! Thanks Heidi… I have a HUGE watermelon in the fridge right now. Well… HAD, should I say, for it’s almost gone now! ;) I think I’ll try cooking with it more this summer. Can’t wait to have some of that soup again!

    • says

      So, so sorry about that. When I think of all the people who wasted their time typing a comment that never made it through… :( Really wish I could read them all! Glad to hear you like the salad, though! :)

  1. Linda says

    Hey Jessy, if you like tomatoes in a salad, you’re eating fruit. I’ve used watermelon in salad for YEARS. It gives any salad a nice fresh taste and a delicious crispness. :)

    • says

      Right on, Linda… Or avocado, for that matter! ;) I’m a HUGE fan of fruit in salads, be them fresh or dried! This was actually my first time trying watermelon, but definitely NOT the last! This was sooooo refreshing, and watermelon just goes SO well with feta. Now I have to try it with blue cheese! ;)

  2. says

    O dear… I have had my share of issues lately too. Not with the site design but with the hosting… Sigh.. Design is coming later so preparing for the worst but at least good to know why the comments never showed up..;) I did get an error btw from the rss reader. You showed up in my feed but when I clicked on it, it gave an error. I still could go to the address ofcourse but hope this works! (it also loads pretty slow… Just thought I let you know!)

    • says

      Thanks for all that feedback, Simone… I’m starting to believe that, as a blogger, one needs to learn about a whole bunch of “behind the scnenes technical” things. Wish I was a little more computer saavy. Yet another thing to add to my to-do list! ;) For now I’ll have to look at my feed to see if I get an error too.

      And I know… it loads VERY slow. Drives ME insane… hopefully that too, is only temporary! ;)

      Are you redesigning your site? Well, one of your sites, I should say…

  3. says

    We’re heading straight into winter here so it’s all about hot soup and hearty warming meals in my kitchen at the moment. But this looks too delish to pass by – I’m pinning it on Pinterest so I can be sure I’ll remember it for when summer and warm weather finally rolls back around to this end of the world :)

    • says

      Oh my… poor you! Winter just around the corner? Wow, where are you from, exactly? We’ve barely just emerged here, wouldn’t want to go back, not yet, not now! Summer sounds really good to my ear at this point in time.

      Glad you found this salad worthy of pinning for future reference. Hope you like it when you do get to try it! :)

    • says

      Wow, the feeling is quite mutual! Love your site, too! I’ll definitely have to spend a bit of time on it, there a lot of yummy looking stuff on there! Hey, thanks for dropping by, Steve, I truly appreciate your visit. And thanks for your kind comment, too! You rock! :)

    • says

      LOL! I always work out in the morning, so my post work-out meal would be breakfast for me. Not sure I would have this salad for breakfast… or would I? In the summertime? Perhaps… Why not? It IS so refreshing after all, and light, yet extremely satisfying at the same time. That’s it, I’ve just convinced myself! Thanks for that, Adri! :)

  4. says

    Hi Sonia,
    So I came back to report that I made this salad and loved it! I even posted my version on my blog and linked back to you. Of course, my photos are not anywhere as good as yours, even though I tried to be creative ;-). Thanks so much for sharing all these delicious guilt-free recipes! Enjoy the long weekend!

    • says

      Wow, you did get creative! Love what you did to it, and love your addition of pistachios!!! I’ll keep that one in mind for the next time. Funny, I didn’t get a pingback on that. Hate when that happens…

      Real happy you loved the salad, and enjoy your week-end to! :)

  5. says

    Oh goodness, this looks quite delish! Perfect snack to have pool side this summer. So glad to have found your blog!

    • says

      Hey, thanks, Katie. Glad you found me too! I’m always happy to see new faces! And I totally agree with you. I could very well see myself enjoying a bowl of this by the poolside. Now, if only I had a pool… ;)
      Oh, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I always appreciate that! :)


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