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Jun 12, 2009 01:23 PM

Recipe Search (a long shot) - NYT Style Magazine Summer 2005 Salad???

Okay, this is going to be a super long shot . . .

As those of you who read the New York Times may know, in addition to their weekly Sunday magazine they also put out every couple of months a "Style" magazine along some theme - Men's Fashion/Home Decor/whatever. In Summer 2005 the topic was travel, and in the magazine they had this AWESOME recipe for a salad unlike anything I have ever seen before. I made it alongside shrimp and spinach enchiladas and it made my tastebuds weep with joy.

Here is what I know was in it:

onions cured in lime juice

strawberries or watermelon (?)
basil or mint (?)

All tossed up in a honey lime vinegarette. There may have been more ingredients as well.

I could play around with the things I for sure remember and probably come up witha reasonable facsimile, but I would LOVE to get my hands on the original recipe. Has anyone ever seen a recipe like that? Or keep 5-year-old piles of Sunday New York Times squirreled away in their attic? Or know someone who works at the NYT with access to their archive vault (the style mag archives aren't online).


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    Mojito Salad

    **** Paraphrased recipe ****

    Mojito Salad

    SERVES 12

    salad Ingredients:

    -1/2 cup red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced crosswise
    -Juice from 1 lime
    -1 medium jicama, peeled and cut into matchstick sized pieces
    -1 English cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
    -1/2 seedless watermelon, diced into 1-inch cubes

    -1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved lengthwise
    -1/3 cup packed fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced.

    Dressing Ingredients:

    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1/3 cup honey
    1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 1/2 limes


    1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

    3 teaspoons light rum (optional).

    1. To prepare salad: soak cut-up onion in juice from one lime for
    at least two hours or overnight. In a large bowl, combine all of
    the salad ingredients.

    2. Make dressing by whisking together all of the dressing ingredients
    and pour over the salad. Toss well.

    Paraphrased recipe from the May 21, 2006 New York Times

    4 Replies
    1. re: Antilope

      YES!!!!!!!!! Thank You!!!!! I must make it immediately it is SO GOOD!!!!

      1. re: Antilope

        Your search skills are excellent. I spent half an hour on this and believe I got close, but no cigar. Of course, I was searching 2005.

        1. re: pikawicca

          I searched Google for about 1/2 hour with no hits. Then I went to the NYT website and entered a few of the ingredients and searched (Jicama, onions, cucumber, lime juice) and there it was.

          1. re: pikawicca

            yeah, my bad. i made it the summer after i returned from a trip that I started in 2005. but of course, it was 2006 by then. but I have searched far and long for it with no date and was unable to find it either.