Are you craving fresh and juicy salads but are looking for something off the beaten track? My cucumber-melon salad has not one lettuce leaf in the mix; rather, it’s packed with three different types of melons, plus cucumber and feta cheese. Think of this salad as the cousin of the Greek chopped salad. This tastes great on its own, or you can serve it on the side with your favourite grilled meats.
Cucumber-Melon & Feta Salad
Juice of 2-3 limes
¼ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 medium English cucumber, halved, and cut into ribbons
1 cup honeydew melon, cubed
1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
1 cup watermelon, cubed
½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
½ cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl.
Gently toss until combined.
Chef ILona Daniel is the founder of Tribe Fresh Events and Consulting, a purpose-driven insights consultancy accelerated by modern approaches to the hospitality industry, immersive experiences, community and culture development, and game-changing deliverables.
With 15 years of experience, she is a thought leader and an established business-builder with projects spanning the globe including Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. Her strong background in consumer products and services includes a specialized focus on the interconnected producer and consumer in the food service sector. Ilona is also on the Board of Directors for the Tourism Association of PEI & The PEI Writers Guild. Chef Ilona is a published writer for numerous publications, is a media personality, and a dedicated Culinary Instructor at the Culinary Institute of Canada. The episode, “PEI Lobster” of the series, “Untamed Gourmet”, which Chef Ilona hosted was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.