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Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta

Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta Cheese on

The 4th of July is tomorrow and I am ready to party! Katy Perry’s “Baby You’re a Firework” has been in my head all week! Let’s get these fireworks started already:)

What are your holiday plans? We are having friends over for a BBQ! Everyone is bringing a dish to share, so we don’t have to make the entire spread. I appreciate the help and can’t wait to taste everyone’s dishes, but now I have to carefully decide what to make. It’s so hard to narrow it down to just a few recipes. We are for sure making Roasted Corn & Red Pepper Guacamole and this Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta.

Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta on

We recently made this recipe for Better Homes and Gardens blog, Delish Dish.


Honeydew melon is a summer gem and I love finding new ways to use it. This salad has honeydew melon, cucumber, red onion, dill, feta cheese, and a light lemon dressing. It’s simple, refreshing and perfect for summertime.

Add this Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta to your 4th of July menu!

And here are a few other 4th of July recipes you might enjoy!

Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta on Perfect summer salad!

Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta

Yield: Serves 8-10

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

A simple and refreshing salad for summer!


2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 medium honeydew melon, seeded and cut in bite-size cubes (about 5 cups)
1 cucumber, chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed
1 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. In a medium bowl or jar, add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk or shake until dressing is combined.

2. In a large bowl, add honeydew melon, cucumber, onion, and dill weed. Toss to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad and stir. Top with feta and serve.

Recipe from BHG

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55 Responses to “Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta”

  1. Nikki — July 3, 2013 @ 5:19 am

    Happy 4th of July! I’m judging an annual pie contest for my old neighborhood association. It’s one of the oldest associations in the city and this will be my 2nd time judging. I promised to take a side dish. This salad just may fit the bill!

  2. Emily @ Life on Food — July 3, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    My mom used to make this cucumber and raw onion salad. It was a bit much. Too much bite and not enough sweet. The sound of cucumbers and honeydew just fit. Happy BBQ!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 3, 2013 @ 5:37 am

    I’ve been on a cucumber rampage lately :) Love this idea!

  4. I love light salads like this! This looks so refreshing and delicious!! I think today is a salad kind of day!

  5. jes — July 3, 2013 @ 7:12 am

    I faithfully read your blog, but am NOT interested in signing up for BGH stuff, anyway to get this recipe from you?

    • Two Peas replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 8:11 am

      You don’t have to sign up for anything. The recipe is over at BHG for free! We did a special guest post for them. Just click on the link to see the post and recipe!

    • Two Peas replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:42 am

      BHG let us post the recipe! Enjoy!

  6. Poupee — July 3, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    I too would like to give this recipe a try without signing up with BHG. Any possibility of sharing on your site? Thanks for the summer inspiration!

    • Two Peas replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 8:11 am

      You don’t have to sign up for anything. The recipe is over at BHG for free! We did a special guest post for them. Just click on the link to see the post and recipe! Sorry for the confusion!

    • Two Peas replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:42 am

      Update-BHG let us post the recipe on our site, so you can now get it without any hassle. Thanks for your patience!

  7. Cookbook Queen — July 3, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! That green color is perfect :) WE are having some family over to grill and swim, then headed downtown to watch the fireworks. It’ll be Lucy’s first…hope she likes them!!

  8. Erica — July 3, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    We’re doing a similar potluck. I can’t wait! I’m making black bean burgers, cookies & salad. This looks so delicious. Nothing like a good honeydew

  9. This looks so summery and refreshing…a must try

  10. Tieghan — July 3, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    This is gorgeous! I love all these fresh summer flavors!

  11. Julie @ Table for Two — July 3, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I adore this salad! It’s so perfect for a hot cookout day like tomorrow :)

  12. Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 3, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Looks SO refreshing! Have a great 4th!

  13. LJM — July 3, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    I agree with the other posters above…I love your blog. You can see the blog post at BHG but in order to get the recipe you have to click a new link and sign up… :(

    • Two Peas replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:46 am

      I am so sorry! We had no idea you would be asked to sign up for anything. We emailed BHG to see if we can get it changed. Thanks for your patience!

    • Two Peas replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:42 am

      Update-we talked with BHG, they let us post the recipe. Again, so sorry about that!

  14. Paloma — July 3, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    I am not a big fan of cucumber. Maybe I need to eat some organic, full-flavored ones. Even though, this recipe looks so refreshing! Perfect for summertime. I may need to give cucumbers a second chance 😉

  15. Callie — July 3, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    I see pics of your beautiful recipes in my inbox, but, it’s really hit and miss to find the actual recipe. I click on all the hotlinks, and if I find the right one that leads to the recipe, it’s quite by accident. lol I even type in the name of the recipe in the search box. So, how exactly to I find your yummy recipes? Help–I must be dense! :)

    • Two Peas replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:37 am

      If you get our emails, click on read the rest of…whatever the recipe post title is and it will take you to the full post and recipe. I hope that helps!

  16. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — July 3, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    I always enjoy using fruit in salads like this in the summer!

  17. Such a fantastic idea for a light, salty and sweet summer salad! I love it!

  18. Kristi — July 3, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    As I read the recipe title I was nodding thinking to myself.. yup all these flavors would taste great together.

  19. Such a light and refreshing salad! Gorgeous!

  20. Love how light and refreshing this salad looks!

  21. Jaime — July 3, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    My mother in law made this salad a couple months ago and it was DELISH!!! I think it would also be good mixed with some baby arugula to stretch it out and compliment the sweet melon. So good!!!

  22. Dani — July 3, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Wow, this looks delicious! I love the addition of the red onion to add a little kick to all that coolness.

  23. Jason and I don’t have any specific plans but we will definitely be stuffing our face in this salad while sitting on the couch with the AC on in this LA heat!

  24. This salad looks lovely! Watermelon has been getting all of the attention recently. Glad to see honeydew in the spotlight :)

  25. jackie {Domestic Fits} — July 3, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    This salad is a firework. Seriously love this idea :)

  26. Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts — July 3, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    I’m starting to think that cucumber is the magical ingredient to bridge fruits and veggies in a salad. Last summer I made Alanna’s sweet corn, blueberry, and cucumber salad. Twas delicious.
    Now I know what to do when I get a honeydew in the CSA farm share–because this salad looks very good to me.

  27. Brandy — July 3, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Looks amazing!

  28. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 3, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

    This looks like such a refreshing summer salad!

  29. Amanda — July 3, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    Looks delicious!!

  30. ashley - Baker by Nature — July 3, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    What an awesome salad! So fresh and perfect for picnics! Happy 4th :) xo

  31. Joanne — July 3, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    I would have never thought to include honeydew in a more savory dish! Sounds so tasty.

  32. Nessa — July 4, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    You’re not the only one with “Firework” stuck in your head! 😉
    The salad looks divine.

  33. Kiran @ — July 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    This is so light and summery! Thanks for sharing, Maria! Happy 4th :)

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  36. Amanda B. — July 15, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    This salad looks delicious! Except for one thing…onion! I really really don’t like onions. Can you suggest a replacement that might give a similar flavor profile? Thanks!

  37. joan — August 9, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I am bringing the salad to a friend’s house. Can I mix the salad with the dressing before hand or is it better to mix it fresh? Thanks.

    • Two Peas replied: — August 9th, 2013 @ 8:54 am

      You can mix it before hand! Enjoy!

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