Cucumber and melon salad

Cucumber and melon salad




  • 1 telegraph cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1-2 limes
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • half a teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to a half rockmelon, watermelon or honeydew, seeds and skin removed
  • 1 shake chilli powder


Cut your cucumber into 5cm sticks and place in a bowl, squeeze lime juice over the top, add oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Toss and serve.

Cut the melon into wedges, squeeze over lime juice and gently sprinkle with chilli powder. Serve on a platter or bowl as a snack or with sliced deli meat.




  • These are great, healthy nibblers. My kids are very much into sour/salty/sweet foods so this is a popular snack in our house.
  • I leave some melon without chilli of course, but my seven year-old will try it now with the slightest hint of ground chilli – all in good time and a great way to introduce older kids to richer spices.
  • If you think chilli is too risky, sprinkle with sweet paprika instead.

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