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Pina Colada Cake

Pina Colada Cake

If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain…..then you’ll LOVE this cake!!! Pina Colada Cake is moist, delicious, and loaded with the same tropical goodness as the popular summer drink. Now you can sip your favorite drink and eat it too. This […]

Slice and Bake Watermelon Cookies

Slice and Bake Watermelon Cookies

When I think of the Fourth of July, I think of hot dogs and hamburgers cooking on the grill, lots of yummy corn on the cob and tasty pasta salads, and of course, a big ole juicy watermelon. Well now you can add Watermelon Cookies […]

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad is the salad I’ve been missing all my life! Our garden is overflowing with cucumbers right about now and my hubby is. In. His. Glory!! But I’m not the type to just sit there and munch on a plain cucumber all on its own. It’s just too boring for me. I’m all about flavor!! And this juicy, refreshing salad is just bursting with it. Watermelon Cucumber Salad is a unique combination that’s the perfect balance of both sweet and savory. This gorgeous salad is made with just a few fresh and simple ingredients. No garbage, just good stuff, so you won’t feel guilty about loading up on this one. And it makes eating all those cucumbers so much more enjoyable. Hurry and grab a watermelon before summer’s gone! Definitely my new favorite way to eat cucumbers!

Here’s all you’ll need: seedless watermelon, cucumber, green onions, fresh mint, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.

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First off….did you notice how my cucumber’s almost as big as the watermelon??? Well not quite…but we sure got some monsters this year! Start by cutting the cucumber in half lengthwise, then slice away. You’ll end up with a bunch of bitesize half circles. Or in this case, gigantic, mouthful sized half circles.

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Next cube the watermelon, mince up that mint, and slice some green onions. Toss it all in a large bowl and mix to combine. Oooh…..It’s starting to look so pretty already!! This colorful salad is definitely a showstopper!! And that fresh mint makes it smell AHHH-mazing!!!

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In a separate container, mix up the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s best to use a container with a resealable lid. Triple check that the lid is sealed, shake it up and you’ve got yourself a delicious dressing. You could also swap out with a flavored balsamic vinegar or olive oil to take it to the next level!

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Drizzle your homemade dressing over the salad like the boss that you are and we’re done! Watermelon Cucumber Salad is best served fresh. Don’t worry! You’re gonna wanna eat it right away!! This salad is so easy to make and comes together in moments notice. It’s the perfect last minute addition. No excuses on why you can’t bring a dish to that Labor Day potluck this year!!

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So fresh! So delicious!! Watermelon Cucumber Salad I think I’m in love with you!!! You will be too. If you love easy recipes and fresh flavors then you’ve gotta try our Colorful Caprese Salad Kebabs.

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad

August 21, 2018
: 8 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 English cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/8 cup minced fresh mint
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
  • Step 1 Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise, then slice into half circles. Cube the watermelon into bitesize pieces, slice the green onions, and mince the mint. Add to a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Step 2 In a separate bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well to make a dressing.
  • Step 3 Pour the dressing over the salad and serve immediately. Refrigerate covered for up to two hours. Enjoy!!

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Summer Berry Sangria

Summer Berry Sangria

Sangria is kind of my thing! I’ve been absolutely addicted to this Sweet Strawberry Basil Sangria and have been playing it on repeat for quite some time now. Sooo… I thought I’d shake things up a bit with something new. But not too much…still on that […]

Sweet Strawberry Basil Sangria

Sweet Strawberry Basil Sangria

My garden is doing freakin fabulous this year!! Look at this basil! I just keep picking it and it just keeps growing. I’m so ready for the tomatoes to catch up already so I can make some fresh bruschetta. Mmm!! Bruschetta! Basil is one of […]