Watermelon and cucumber salad with cured ham

Watermelon and cucumber salad with cured ham

Total: 20 min. | Active: 20 min.
lactose-free, gluten-free
Nutritional value / people: 405 kcal
, Fat: 33 g
, Carbohydrate: 13 g
, Protein: 13 g

Nothing is more refreshing in extremely hot temperatures than chilled watermelon. The combination with cured ham may sound a little unusual but the spicy note and hot lemon chili dressing create a wonderful contrast to the sweet melon. This is a light and refreshing summer salad.


4 people


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1 dl olive oil
½ organic lemon grated zest and juice
½ tsp allspice (d'Espelette)
salt and pepper to taste


1 kg watermelon, cut into slices approx. 1 cm thick, in triangles
1 cucumber, halved lengthways, diagonally sliced
5 sprigs basil, leaves torn off
5 sprigs peppermint, leaves removed, coarsely chopped
8 slices cured ham
4 tbsp pumpkin seeds, lightly roasted
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Mix oil with lemon zest, juice and pimento, season, set aside.


Mix melon, cucumber and herbs in a bowl. Place ham on plates, garnish with salad. Drizzle with prepared dressing, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

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