August 29, 2011

Melon and Cucumber with Pepper and Lime Recipe

Photo by Julie Pishny

My kitchen garden is filled with delicious cucumbers this year and I have been searching for fresh delicious recipes to use them for my table.  I found this recipe recently while browsing one of my favorite award winning cook books by Deborah Madison entitled, Vegetarian Cooking for EveryonePlease don't be put off by the title of the book as I assure you that all of the recipes contained within are worthy of your non vegetarian table.

Melon and Cucumber with Pepper and Lime

1/2 honeydew melon, chilled
3 cucumbers
2 cups watercress or arugula leaves (optional)
Lime and Fresh Mint Vinaigrette
Salt and Freshly Milled Pepper

Scoup out the seeds, then slice the melon, remove the skin and cube.  Scrub cucumbers, peel and cube.  Spoon the dressing over the top and season with salt and pepper.

Lime and Fresh Mint Vinaigrette

1 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
5 to 6 tablespoons sunflower seed or light olive oil
2 scallions, including one inch of the greens, thinly sliced into rounds
2 tablespoons choped mint or 2 teaspoons dried, crumbled

Cucumbers and melons are closely related not only botanically but also in texture and sometimes flavor, depending on the variety.

1 comment:

quaintkal said...

lovely recipe and lovely capture. the freshness comes through so well :o) invite me over please! :o)