Melon and Cucumber Mint Salad

I can’t believe the kids are out of school! You know what that means? Hair-pulling, teeth grinding and summer boredom on repeat.

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Feta Salad | Bakers Royale

Even though it sounds like I’m complaining—I’m not. It’s just a fact that three weeks into summer I know I’m going to start hearing, “I’m bored. I have nothing to do.” I’m speaking from experience, and please tell me I’m not the only one that hears this? But you see what I mean about hair-pulling and teeth grinding? I mean, how is that possible when there is a house full of toys, board games, books, all kinds of electronics and a hundred other things to keep a kid entertained?

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Feta Salad_Ingredients | Bakers Royale

To keep my wits about me, I’m going to be even lazier than them. Yep, dinner will be comprised of recipes like this one – no cook, no fuss and easy-to-make. Okay, lucky for me, my husband is a food blogger who’s food the kids prefer anyways—so yeah, I get out of cooking alot. And admittedly, if I presented this for dinner, they would all be searching under their plates for the protein and the rest of dinner. This is of course dinner my style, and a side dish for them.

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Feta Salad via Bakers Royale

Nonetheless, this is a great recipe you can grab  here.  I did make a few changes like swapping out the honeydew for a Galia and the dill for mint, other than that, everything else is the same.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I don’t have kids, so I luckily won’t have to deal with the “I’M BORED.”
    And my taste buds definitely won’t be bored by this salad. I’ve been obsessing over fresh fruit and mint lately, so definitely grabbing the recipe! Pinned!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Haha, my parents sent my brother and I to summer camp every summer. Probably so they wouldn’t get phone calls while at work about us being bored! This salad is beyond boring. It’s beautiful!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBrian+//+A+Thought+For+Food says

    Melon and cucumber and mint and feta all in one big gorgeous salad? I think I could be happy eating this all summer long. Eric’s always been a fan of cucumber and we sort of have our set “cucumber salad” but it’d be so nice to mix things up a bit.

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGerry @ Foodness Gracious says

    Awesome salad and I know exactly what you kids have started already with the boredom talk. Only 3 months to go :/

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    Yes! Please lazy-it-up in the kitchen with no cook, no fuss and easy-to-make dishes! Then share with all of us, because if you are making dishes like this stunningly beautiful salad I can’t wait! This is perfection for summer and it will be making an appearance in my house! Pinned!!

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I’m with you sister. I can’t stand the “I’m bored. I have nothing to do.” talk. . so I put my kids in summer camps. . which at least helps so I can have the mornings to myself and can hold on to some sanity during the summer. I would absolutely devour this for dinner . . and my family would be the same way. . where’s the rest of our dinner?! Beautifully photographed and I LOVE that plate. . so much character!

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    This is just too gorgeous for words and I love how simple and summery it is. And PS I am in the same boat with my boys! They can’t be at home for more than a day or two before they start getting itchy and fight. :( Hang in there girl!

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJocelyn+(Grandbaby+cakes) says

    I have seriously never wanted a dang on salad so badly. This is insanely beautiful!

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann | the beach house kitchen says

    Naomi this salad is gorgeous! So summery looking and refreshing! Your comments about the boys are so funny! I think boys have to have something going every minute or they aren’t satisfied! Between my 2 boys and my husband we can never sit still!

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLiz+@+Floating+Kitchen says

    I could totally just eat this for dinner. It’s right up my alley! A cold, crisp salad is exactly what I want when the temperatures heat up.

  11. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonZainab says

    Ahhh this is just beautiful!! If we ever said ‘i’m bored’ my mom will make sure you have enough chores to last you a few days.

  12. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKatalina @ Peas and Peonies says

    Well, mine is 2 years ld and he just starts schll in September, so we have to find many activities to keep him busy and also to get him tired. Glad we have a pool in the condominium so he can swim is energy.
    Love the simple and summery combo of this salad, perfect for those super hot days.