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This super refreshing salad recipe is a great way to enjoy lots of hydrating produce from Ontario! This cucumber and watermelon salad is full of fresh, thirst-quenching flavour.

Cucumber water is a great pairing for this refreshing salad. To maximize all parts of the Ontario greenhouse cucumber, add left over ends of cucumbers or slices into a pitcher of ice water. This makes for a thirst quenching beverage.

Cucumber and Watermelon Salad
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  • 5 lbs. seedless or regular watermelon
  • 2 cups (500 g) Ontario greenhouse cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (125 g) red onion, slivered
  • 1/3 cup (170 ml) cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. (45 g) fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp. (30 g) sugar
  • Fresh basil sprigs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut watermelon into cubes to make 6 cups.
  2. In a shallow bowl, gently mix watermelon pieces with cucumber, onion, vinegar, basil leaves and sugar.
  3. Garnish with basil sprigs. Season to taste with salt and pepper


Per serving (273 g): Calories 80 Fat 0.4 g (1 %), Saturated Fat 0 g + Trans Fat 0 g (0 %), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 55 mg (2 %), Carbohydrate 20 g (7 %), Fibre 1 g (4%), Sugars 16 g, Protein 2 g, Vit A (15 %), Vit C (30 %), Calcium (2 %), Iron (6 %). % = % Daily Value

This recipe was provided by our featured member, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

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