Thanks to Michael at Designs by Gollum it is Foodie Friday. I would like to share a recipe that is a new twist on an old favorite--watermelon. We always think of watermelon as a sweet, dessert-type fruit, but this recipe turns it into a salad along the lines of tossed, or pasta salads. It is easy and delicious and just in time for the 4th of July celebrations. It would be a good one to take to a picnic or pot luck dinner.Watermelon Salad
4 cups (1/2" cubes) seedless watermelon
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup finely chopped kalamata olives
1 (1/2-ounce package fresh basil, torn (or fresh from your garden if you planted it)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-light olive oil
In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cucumber, olives, and torn basil.
In a small bowl combine lime juice, lemon juice, shallot, salt, and pepper, let stand for 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in olive oil until combined. Pour over watermelon mixture and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight to let the flavors marinate.
Let me know what you think of this recipe.Happy 4th of July!
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