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Cucumber Ribbon Salad

This Cucumber Ribbon Salad combines, watermelon, feta cheese and a fresh honey lime dressing into the prefect treat for a hot day. This beautiful salad is perfect for brunch, lunch or any get-together where you would like to be a little bit fancy while still keeping it easy.

Ingredients

This dish is packed with freshness so the produce aisle will be your main stop to make this dish happen. Here is what you will need.

  • Limes
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Jalapeno
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cucumbers
  • Watermelon
  • Feta Cheese
  • Fresh Mint

How to Make Cucumber Ribbon Salad:

  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, honey, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Stir to emulsify.
  • Slices the cucumbers using the flat blade of a spiralizer. I used this one which I highly recommend, it is easy to make cucumber ribbons, carrot noodles and a variety of other dishes, all with minimal effort.
  • Add the cucumbers to a large bowl. Add the watermelon, feta cheese and mint. Toss to combine.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine.

What to serve with Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Cucumber ribbon salad is a light and refreshing side dish that pairs well with a variety of main dishes. Here are some suggestions for what to serve with cucumber ribbon salad:

  1. Grilled meats: Cucumber ribbon salad pairs well with grilled meats like chicken, steak, and pork. The cool and refreshing cucumber balances out the rich and savory flavors of the meat.
  2. Seafood: Cucumber ribbon salad also pairs well with seafood like grilled shrimp, salmon, or tuna. The light and fresh flavors of the cucumber complement the delicate flavors of the seafood. These Avocado Crab Cakes would be a perfect pairing.
  3. Rice dishes: Cucumber ribbon salad can be served alongside rice dishes like fried rice or pilaf. The refreshing flavors of the cucumber provide a nice contrast to the richness of the rice. This Mississippi Rice Salad would be a perfect cool meal for a hot Summer night.
  4. Sandwiches and wraps: Cucumber ribbon salad can also be used as a filling for sandwiches or wraps. It pairs well with grilled chicken or tofu and a variety of spreads like hummus or tzatziki.
  5. Grilled vegetables: For a vegetarian option, serve cucumber ribbon salad with grilled or roasted vegetables like eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers. The fresh flavors of the cucumber balance out the smoky flavors of the vegetables.

How to store leftover cucumber ribbon salad

  1. Transfer to an airtight container: Once the cucumber salad is prepared, transfer it to an airtight container.
  2. Refrigerate promptly: Place the airtight container in the refrigerator promptly after preparing the salad. Cucumber salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  3. Do not freeze: Freezing cucumber salad is not recommended as the texture and quality will be compromised.
  4. Mix well before serving: Before serving the leftover cucumber salad, give it a good stir to redistribute the dressing and ensure that all the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Do not add fresh herbs or crunchy toppings: If you have added fresh herbs or crunchy toppings to the cucumber salad, it’s best to remove them before storing the leftovers. The herbs can wilt, and the crunchy toppings can become soggy when mixed with the dressing and stored in the refrigerator.
  6. Serve cold: Cucumber salad is best served cold, so make sure to allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Perfect Pairings for Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Asparagus Quiche– this easy crustless quiche is such an elegant pairing if you are trying to prepare a brunch. It would make for such a beautiful meal along with the cucumber watermelon salad.

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms– are the fastest, easiest way possible to make stuffed mushrooms for a simple “fancy” side dish to pair with your cucumber ribbon salad. It would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch, or something similar.

Garlic Butter Noodles-this easy Instant Pot noodle dish is so simple and yet has a great subtle elegance. It is one of those recipes that is almost impossible to mess up and that everyone will love!

Asparagus Parmesan-this is another fun, super-easy take on an elegant dish that is made fast and easy with the help of the air fryer.

cucumber ribbon salad

Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Anne
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 limes juiced and zested
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoons seeded and diced jalapeno
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup mint finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, honey, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Stir to emulsify.
  • Slices the cucumbers using the flat blade of a spiralizer. Cut the ribbons in shorter pieces.
  • Add the cucumbers to a large bowl. Add the watermelon, feta cheese and mint. Toss to combine.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine.

Notes

This is the spiralizer I used: shorturl.at/ewKMO
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