Cucumber and melon salad

    2 hours 30 min

    A refreshing salad, which is perfect for the warm summer months. Cucumbers, cantaloupe melon, tomato and red onion are tossed with a spicy lime and coriander dressing. Enjoy as a side dish at your next barbecue.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 2 large cucumbers, finely diced
    • 475g cantaloupe, finely diced
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 jalapeno chilli, seeded and finely chopped
    • 1 lime, zested and juiced
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
    • 1 plum tomato, chopped
    • 1 bunch coriander, coarsely chopped
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. In a large serving bowl, lightly mix together the cucumbers, cantaloupe, olive oil, chilli, lime juice, lime zest, red onion, tomato, coriander, salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to let the flavours blend.

    Jalapeno chillies

    Can be purchased in speciality markets or online. Alternatively, use Scotch bonnet chillies to taste.

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    Easy and yummy! I served this with garlic lime chicken, rice, and margaritas and had a tasty date night.  -  24 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this recipe and I loved it. I love all kinds of salsa with many different ingredients. This is good with chicken or pork, I also put some on top of my salads for a refreshing change. I like hot spicy food so I used more hot peppers. I will definitely make again!  -  03 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made for Recipe Group. I used parsley instead of cilantro, as I am not a fan of cilantro. A little too much melon, but nice flavors overall. Paired well with the grilled Unbelievable Chicken! Thanks for the recipe.  -  30 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)