Sunday, 1 September 2013

Savoury Watermelon Salad

Savoury Watermelon Salad:  Carole's Chatter

Today's dish is a Savoury Watermelon Salad.  You might think the mixture of watermelon, tomato, chilli and red onion a bit weird but it was really good.

So just toss together your chopped up watermelon (deseeded if you can), sliced red onion, chopped fresh ripe tomato (I deseeded the tomato as well but left the skin on).  I also added ½ a red chili sliced up into little slivers or batons.

The dressing was a grind of black pepper and a splash of balsamic vinegar.  I used a good balsamic and it was very nice – if I had had a white balsamic vinegar on hand I would have used that since you would keep the vivid colour of the melon better.

I put a few sliced tops of a spring onion (green onion or scallion) on the top for garnish.

You could also add avocado to this salad – which was my original intention until I discovered that my avocado wasn't ripe enough to use – a wasted avocado which was a pity.

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  1. What a unique combination! Certainly has several interesting textures.

  2. This sounds really good. So many people forget that watermelon can be savory. I made a great watermelon salsa a few weeks ago.

  3. I'll bet an avocado would taste good in this mix!

  4. this brings back my childhood memory of watermelon with feta cheese!

  5. Sounds interesting. I would never have thought of a savory dish with watermelon but I'll bet it's good.

  6. Hi Carol. Saw this on the Linky party today. I think savory watermelon salads are very underrated. I've got a couple of my data base and this one Love your addition of the red chile.

  7. Oh, I've been seeing lots of delicious-looking salads with watermelon in them this summer, but none of them seemed this easy. I'm going to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This sounds delicious, Carole. I often make a watermelon salad with feta and black olives, but I'm intrigued to try this combination. Roll on summer!


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