About Vivian Lui

Vivian Lui is a recipe writer and food stylist who grew up in Northern California. Her work has appeared in editorials, commercials and cookbooks, and has worked with The New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Goop, Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods and Amazon. She currently lives in Santa Monica and enjoys all that Southern California has to offer: food, sun, skiing and surfing.

A white platter with melon and cucumber salad with strips of cucumber and melon on a bed of whipped mascarpone, topped with chopped almonds, cilantro and edible flowers.

Melon and Cucumber Salad

The cool combo of cucumber and melon never goes out of style but this version isn’t just gorgeous, it’s also light and refreshing.