Lemon Cucumber, Galia Melon and Squash Salad

Lemon Cucumber, Galia Melon and Squash Salad


  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime and 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 yellow summer squashes (about 1 pound), unpeeled
  • ¾-1 pound lemon cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unseasoned rice-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 large galia melon, rind removed


Make the dressing: Combine yogurt, lime zest and juice, salt, cumin, and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate 20 minutes. Make the salad: Using a vegetable peeler or a mandoline, shave squashes and cucumber into wide ribbons, stopping when you reach seeds. Toss with vinegar and salt. Cover, and refrigerate. Shave melon into ribbons, and refrigerate. Just before serving, drain cucumber and squash ribbons, and toss with melon. Drizzle with dressing.

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