watermelon and seedless cucumber salad

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By Cindi M Bauer
from Marshfield, WI

This is such a nice refreshing summertime salad. It sort of has a sweet-sour taste to it. Who'd a thought watermelon, cucumbers and green onions, would go so well together in a salad!!

method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For watermelon and seedless cucumber salad

  • 3/4
    cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups
    water
  • 1/4 tsp.
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp.
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp.
    pepper
  • 1/16 tsp.
    pepper
  • 1/4 tsp.
    poppy seeds, plus extra for garnish
  • 2-3
    green onions, cut into thin slices (*see note)
  • 1 seedless
    cucumber (3 cups) cut into chunks
  • 4 cups
    seedless watermelon (cut into 1" to 1-1/4" chunks)
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How To Make watermelon and seedless cucumber salad

  • 1
    In a bowl that would hold 8-cups of liquid, fruit, and vegetables, add the slices of green onion, and the chunks of cucumbers and watermelon.
  • 2
    In another bowl mix together the sugar, cider vinegar, water, all the salt and pepper, plus the poppy seeds. Stir until the sugar looks like it has dissolved into the liquid.
  • 3
    Pour the liquid mixture (the brine), over the fruit and vegetables.
  • 4
    Cover the bowl, and place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours, to chill and marinate the watermelon, cucumbers, and onion.
  • 5
    After 2 hours, remove the watermelon, cucumbers, and onion from the brine, and discard the brine.
  • 6
    Return the watermelon, cucumbers, and onion to the bowl, and serve the salad immediately. (If desired, sprinkle the salad with a bit more of the poppy seeds just before serving.)
  • 7
    *Note: In regards to the green onion: I first cut the onions to 3-1/4 inches in length, and then discarded the remaining green part of the onion. I then cut the onion into thin slices.
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