Watermelon Cucumber Cups are a fun appetizer or salad for your summer entertaining. The sweet watermelon, salty feta, and lemony dressing all come together in a fun presentation called Watermelon Cucumber Cups.
Watermelon and cucumbers are both a part of the Cucurbitaceae family that includes squash and gourds too. Both cucumbers and watermelon are high in water content, which is perfect for helping keep hydrated during the hot summer months when they are at their peak. Cucumbers are also a good source of potassium and vitamin K while watermelon provides vitamin A and C and a nice dose of lycopene as well.
If you don’t feel like making the cups, you can always chop up the cucumbers and add it to the watermelon and feta for a salad.
Watermelon Cucumber Cups Ingredients
- 5-6 large cucumbers (2-3 if just making a salad)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
- 4-5 cups watermelon, chopped into small pieces
- 4 ounces feta cheese
- To prepare the cucumber cups: peel the cucumbers, cut off the ends, and cut the cucumber into 2-inch pieces.
- Carefully scoop out the center of the pieces leaving at least 1/4 inch on the bottom.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice.
- Add watermelon pieces and half of the feta. Stir to coat.
- Fill the cucumber cups with the watermelon.
- Drizzle with any remaining dressing and sprinkle with the remaining feta.
- Serve immediately.
Always use organic fruits and vegetables in these recipes.
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The renowned chef Audrey Humaciu created this recipe for Harvest2U.
Audrey is the Editor in Chef at That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm at Munofore. When she’s not blogging about her eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the American language, she’s just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the California burbs… without the minivan and overpriced coffee.
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