Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Salad Days

Yes, another salad entry. I am probably a little late with this one as it is best when it is HOT. Hot, steamy, and the only thing that sounds good is a cool salad for dinner. Watercress and watermelon salad. The watercress at the market today was awesome. I indulged. Watercress usually looks a little sad and past it's prime at the market. It's delicate and bruises easily. This stuff looked crisp and just picked. I used it to make one of our favorite salads. Wildly refreshing and light - it is especially fun to make for kids who get quite excited at the thought of watermelon salad. Here it is dished up.
The recipe calls for toasted pine nuts, but I had none in my freezer. I used toasted almond slices. Okay, but go for the pine nuts - it's much better with them.

Watercress & Watermelon Salad

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
3 bunches watercress, trimmed
3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes or balled
1 red onion, cut into thin slices and separated into rings
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Refrigerate 6 salad plates or 1 large serving platter. Whisk the vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
Toss the rest of the ingredients with the dressing and serve on chilled plates.

In other news..... go over the the Jolly Jabber and get in on their contest for Wiscasset fabric and their new BOM using it.



Miss Jean said...

I've never heard of putting watermelon in a green salad. This sounds absolutely divine!!!!!!

Thanks for the contest tip!

dotti white said...

Sounds absolutely delicious!!!

Jocelynilla said...

OHH that looks delicious. Watercress & watermelon *stomach grumbles*
Thanks for the mention :)

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