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favourite watermelon or melon salad recipes?

Love watermelon salads this time of year, but I haven't made too many at home.
What are your favourite melon salads?

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  1. I made a shockingly good one recently... Diced watermelon, cucumber (that had been salted and sweated), mix of asian salad greens, toasted sesame seeds, mirin, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil. And probably some fish sauce and chili, but I can't remember.

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    1. re: relizabeth

      Sort of along those lines, I'm a big fan of this one: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

      I've changed up the ratios and made it without the watercress, too.

    2. Watermelon, thinly sliced red onion, mint, feta and raspberry vinegarette. Awesomeness abounds!

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      1. re: SweetPhyl

        Same as above except with aged balsamic. Haven't tried raspberry but sounds good. Anything raspberry is fabulous in my books!

        1. re: chefathome

          Tried a variation of this last night, with watermelon, red onion, cukes, chevre, fresh basil and white balsamic. Very good! Thanks!

          1. re: prima

            if you like blue cheese, try using it in place of the chevre next time...fabulous combination.

          1. re: SweetPhyl

            to this: I'd add rich expensive black olives

          2. The New York Times published a great recipe last summer for a Greek watermelon salad. It had cooked barley, feta, cucumber, red onion, olive oil and watermelon, as I recall. A meal with some good crusty bread!

            1. love the watermelon & feta combo...preferably with balsamic & basil (and occasionally some olives).

              another one of my favorites: cantaloupe & honeydew, arugula, red onion, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts and prosciutto (or pancetta) dressed with a Dijon & champagne vinaigrette.

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              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                ghg, can't wait to try that melon arugula prosciutto salad. YUM. thanks!

              2. Watermelon, feta, cucumber and bacon salad