Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Cucumber and melon salad recipe

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.

Serving Size:

4

Category:

Special Info:

Egg free, Lactose free, Nut free

Ingredients:

  • 1 telegraph cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1-2 limes
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to ½ rockmelon, watermelon or honeydew, seeds and skin removed
  • 1 shake chilli powder

Method:

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.

 

Notes:

 

  • 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.