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Salad With Watermelon

cheesecake17 Apr 23, 2009 08:11 AM

The other night I made homemade pizza for dinner. I decided to make an arugula salad, but was bored with my usual combinations. Played around with some stuff that was in the fridge and came up with an awesome salad that even my husband loved- he typically doesn't eat salad because it "takes up space in his stomach."

Here goes.. I tossed some arugula with balsamic, olive oil, salt, and coarse black pepper. Added in some watermelon chunks, tossed it all together and plated it so that the watermelon sat on top of the arugula. It needed something else... so I added some balsamic glazed cippolini onions that I had in the fridge.

Turned out to be a delicious salad with a mix of warm and cool, peppery and sweet. Cant wait to make it again!

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    RosemaryHoney RE: cheesecake17 Apr 23, 2009 08:58 AM

    Sounds awesome...I make a similar salad with the addition of feta and occasionally mint, and it's great too. The thought has me craving summertime...

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    1. re: RosemaryHoney
      Infomaniac RE: RosemaryHoney Apr 24, 2009 06:54 PM

      I agree...the feta and watermelon make an excellent combination.

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      pacheeseguy RE: cheesecake17 Apr 23, 2009 09:05 AM

      This is one of our families favorite summer salads, watermelon and Mozz. Great for picnics.

      1. Cynsa RE: cheesecake17 Apr 24, 2009 12:01 AM

        here's a retro salad from the past:
        watermelon cubes or chunks, toss with a dash of sugar
        add peeled and seeded tomato chunks
        Toss together with mayonnaise

        now, doesn't this sound like the 50's? today, we'd add fresh basil? yogurt?

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        1. re: Cynsa
          cheesecake17 RE: Cynsa Apr 24, 2009 06:12 AM

          I had a salad last summer at a fancy restaurant that was watermelon cubes and chunks of heirloom tomatoes. No mayo or sugar though..

        2. Caitlin McGrath RE: cheesecake17 Apr 24, 2009 07:08 PM

          Here's one I like that's not in the Mediterranean flavors most are - it has cucumbers and watercress and a rice vinegar dressing with ginger, garlic, and lime. It's so refreshing when it's hot.


          1. paulj RE: cheesecake17 Apr 24, 2009 07:10 PM

            Jose Andres has a tomato and watermelon tapa
            Extract the seed packets from tomatoes. Skewer each packet together with a cube of watermelon, drizzle with olive oil and sherry vinegar.

            1. hotoynoodle RE: cheesecake17 Apr 24, 2009 08:15 PM

              watermelon, feta, mint and black olive.

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                Densible RE: hotoynoodle Apr 24, 2009 08:46 PM

                add some red onion marinated in lime juice and you have Nigella Lawson's famous salad.

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                  hotoynoodle RE: Densible Apr 26, 2009 05:45 AM

                  don't know about lawson, sorry, and i'm not a raw onion fan.

                  i've used good fruity extra virgin, i've used mint oil (more as a garnish), but mostly serve it plain.

                2. re: hotoynoodle
                  janeh RE: hotoynoodle Apr 24, 2009 09:44 PM

                  Or....watermelon, feta, mint and cucumber.

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                    janeh RE: janeh Apr 25, 2009 11:14 AM

                    I just serve as is, no dressing. How about yours, Hotoynoodle?

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                    sarah galvin RE: hotoynoodle Apr 25, 2009 05:35 AM

                    Do you drizzle with anything or dress it at all?

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