Melon-Cucumber Salad

Try these fruits of summer dressed with a sweet-and-sour dressing.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3
cups 3/4-inch pieces melon, (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon)
Assorted salad greens
2
small cucumbers, thinly sliced

  • 1 Shake oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper in tightly covered container; toss with melon and cucumbers.
  • 2 Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 8 hours. Drain salad. Serve on salad greens.

Expert Tips

Fresh lemon juice brings the best flavor to this tangy dressing. You’ll need 1 or 2 lemons—depending on their size—to get the 2 tablespoons needed here.

You’ll save plenty of time buy purchasing precut melon from the produce section.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
80 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9 g
9 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
115 mg
115 %;
Total Carbohydrate
10 g
10 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
36%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.