Watermelon Cucumber Salad


This salad is simple, juicy, and thirst-quenching, making it a must-serve dish on hot summer days. Bastyr University nutrition student Lizzie Diehl recommends serving her Watermelon Cucumber Salad at room temperature to let the flavors speak. 

Watermelon Cucumber Salad


2 cup
watermelon chopped in 1/2-inch cubes
1 small
cucumber, peeled and chopped in 1/2-inch cubes
basil leaves
lemon zest


Place the watermelon and cucumber in a serving bowl and gently mix together. Finely chop the basil leaves, and add to the mix. Add zest from half of a lemon, then give the salad a final light toss. Enjoy in the shade.