Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Watermelon Salad

The combination of onions and cheese is not appealing to me when it comes to watermelon salads. I’ve made my own salad using jicama root to make it lighter; raisins and watermelon for sweetness, mint for freshness, and Hawaiian vanilla for its subtle but sweet touch. Enjoy!

Watermelon Salad

1 small seedless watermelon
1 jicama root
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup pistachios
12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped
½ Hawaiian vanilla bean
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
4 Tbs olive oil
A pinch of salt

In a small-size bowl combine the vinegar, salt, chopped mint, and vanilla. Add the olive oil little by little while mixing with the whip to emulsify your dressing. Set aside.

Peel and dice the jicama root and the watermelon. Add the vinaigrette and toss. Add raisins and pistachios to garnish.

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