Looking for something simple to bring to a Labor Day party? Try this fermented cucumber pickle and watermelon salad. It’s refreshing and crisp, a perfect addition to a BBQ or potluck array. Both cucumber and watermelon have a cooling effect on the body according to Chinese medicine, so this is a perfect summer snack that balances consumption of warming foods (everything else at the BBQ!).
Watermelon & Fermented Pickle Salad
- Lacto-fermented cucumbers, like these you make or these you buy
- Watermelon (save the rind from organic melons and make these)
- drizzle of olive oil
- fresh cracked pepper
- torn basil or any other herbs that sound good (optional)
Cut pickles and watermelon into complementary-sized pieces and toss together with all remaining ingredients. Enjoy!