Cucumber + Melon Salad with Mint + Cilantro

Guys, I am so, so excited to be sharing this post!  This cucumber + melon salad is what summer eating is all about.  Lots of fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies paired with even more fresh-cut, home-grown herbs.  So refreshing and so delicious!  And, it gets better…

Not only does this blog post include this gorgeous summer melon salad, it also includes a very exciting event announcement!

Adventure. Gather. Eat. is partnering with Chef + Farmer Collective and Tandem Bagels to host our first ever Pop-Up Restaurant: The Gathering Table.

This event is taking place on Friday, July 7th at 8pm and is open for reservations.  Our pop-up restaurant will be located at Tandem Bagels in Mankato, MN and will be held outdoors, weather permitting!  We will be serving a 10 course tasting menu featuring this cucumber + melon salad as well as nine other seasonal and locally inspired plates.

Make your reservations here!








Cucumber + Melon Salad
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Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ small cantaloupe / chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber / sliced
  • 2 fresno chilies / thinly sliced and deseeded
  • 1 small bunch mint
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • ¼ cup feta
  • ¼ cup pepitas / toasted
  • 2 TB lime juice
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • ½ tsp lime zest
  • ⅛ tsp coriander
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • salt + pepper
  1. Heat a small, dry pan over medium heat. Toss in pepitas and toast gently for 3-5 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Prep melon, cucumber, and chilies. Roughly chop mint and cilantro.
  3. Combine lime juice, olive oil, zest, and spices in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. On a platter or in a large bowl, combine melon, cucumbers, chilies, herbs, pumpkin seeds, and feta. Top with vinaigrette and serve.


4 thoughts on “Cucumber + Melon Salad with Mint + Cilantro

  1. This looks like the perfect summer salad! Congratulations on the pop-up! Wish I could come taste what is sure to be an awesome meal!

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