Melon and Cucumber Salad

servings: 4

One melon from your box (any kind)
1/2 of an onion, sliced as thin as you can
3 small cucumbers
Red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon basil or parsley, finely chopped
A pinch of salt
pecorino or another salty cheese of your choice (optional), shaved
Freshly ground black pepper


Put your thinly sliced onion in a small bowl and add about 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar.  I sometimes add a pinch of sugar, especially if your onion isn’t a red onion.  Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes or so.  Slice the rind off of your melon and cut the whole thing into bite sized chunks.  Slice your cucumbers on the diagonal.  Put both the melon and cucumbers in a large serving bowl, sprinkle with a small amount of salt, and mix gently.  Drizzle a bit more red wine vinegar over the melons and cucumbers.  Sprinkle with the herbs, a bit of olive oil, and some freshly ground black pepper.  Top with the shaved cheese and pickled onions.