Sweet and Sour Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
Believe it or not, the sweet and sour flavor of watermelon and cucumber makes a fantastic and refreshing summer salad. This recipe comes from the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Serve it chilled to preserve the crunchiness of the cucumbers and watermelon.
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar or to taste
- 1 tablespoon poppy seed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped
- 3 cups seedless watermelon balls or small chunks
- 2 English cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced
Mix together the vinegar, water, sugar (adjusting as desired) and poppy seeds in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in the chopped scallions. Place the watermelon and cucumber in a serving bowl and pour the marinade over the top.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving. Toss gently. Serves 8 to 10.