This tasty cucumber salad recipe combines honeydew, cucumber, and feta cheese in a garlic, lemon, pepper dressing to create an amazing salad. While honeydew is usually the backbone of fruit salads, it can also shine in savory recipes, like this one with crunchy cucumber, feta cheese, and mint. The lemon-and–olive oil dressing has lots of black pepper to temper the melon’s sweetness. Pair this salad with grilled meats or toss it into the picnic basket next to a couple of Ham and Camembert Baguette Sandwiches.
- 1Place the lemon zest and juice, measured pepper, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. While whisking continuously, add the oil in a slow, steady stream until it’s fully incorporated.
- 2Add the melon, cucumber, and mint and toss to combine. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until the flavors meld, at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours.
- 3Using a slotted spoon, transfer the salad to a serving platter, leaving any liquid in the bowl behind. Top with the feta and season with more pepper.