How To Make A Delicious and Easy Watermelon Salad

Here’s the newest dish in our “go-to recipe” column of quick and easy stuff you’ll make over and over again.

I love the Epicurious app and I use it all the time for workweek meal inspiration or dinner parties. I found this other, more basic watermelon salad recipe for a Labor Day party a while ago. It was a hit at the BBQ, but after a while, I changed it up and started making this Vietnamese watermelon salad. It’s unreal. It takes only about ten minutes, the chopping is the main event — I don’t measure anything —then just toss to combine. —Morgan Morillo, 28, New York Times media planner, New York City

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1. You will need:

Watermelon, cucumber, limes, mint, cilantro (if you want), hoisin sauce, and peanuts. Get the full recipe from Epicurious via Bon Appetit.

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2. Slice cucumbers.

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3. Cut the watermelon into cubes.

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4. Make them the size you’d want to put in your mouth.

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5. Combine the two in a bowl.

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6. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 15 minutes while you make the dressing.

You can leave them in there for up to 4 hours.

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7. Make dressing: Squeeze lime juice.

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8. Whisk tbe lime juice into the hoisin.

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9. Drain the cucumbers and watermelon.

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11. Toss with the dressing.

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12. Chop mint into pieces the size you’d want to eat.

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13. Same for peanuts.

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14. Sprinkle on cilantro if you like it.

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15. Sprinkle on the peanuts and mint, too.

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16. Admire.

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17. Then eat. Preferably alongside some kind of grilled meat.

Recipe by Victoria Abbott Riccardi for Bon Appetit.

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