Helping Hands in the Kitchen: Cucumber & Watermelon Salad

The image shows a fresh and colorful salad composed of sliced cucumbers, diced watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped mint leaves.

Today’s recipe is a refreshing cucumber and watermelon salad. This salad is light, refreshing, and bursting with juicy, sweet, and tangy flavors. The combination of cool cucumber and juicy watermelon creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures, making it an ideal side dish for any meal. So, let’s get started and make this delicious and healthy salad together!

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EQUIPMENT: Large bowl, mixing spoon, measuring cups, cutting board, and knife


  • 2 cups cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups watermelon, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced (optional)
  • Fresh mint or basil leaves, torn (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the diced cucumber, diced watermelon, and diced red onion (if using).
  2. Squeeze the lime juice over the ingredients and gently toss to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let the salad sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Just before serving, sprinkle the mint or basil leaves (if using) on top.
  6. Serve chilled as a refreshing and hydrating salad. Enjoy!



Another hydrating food with a high water content is in its name – watermelon! This fruit is a delicious way to stay hydrated. It is also rich in vitamins A and C, contains antioxidants, and provides a refreshing way to support hydration and overall health.

Cucumbers are highly hydrating due to their high water content, making them an excellent choice for maintaining hydration. Additionally, they are rich in vitamins and minerals are a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps promote a healthy gut.

Left: Watermelon
Right: Cucumber

Recipe provided by Gabrielle La Chapelle
Maryland University of Integrative Health