Cucumber and melon salad

Cucumber and melon salad


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About this recipe: 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.


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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