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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Watermelon- Jalapeno Salad

This is a nice salad to serve on warm summer evenings. I saw a recipe in the KC Star that inspired me to make this , but did not have the actual copy so I winged it. They used mint instead of basil, but I don't grow mint because it is so invasive. I have also prepared this using lime juice to replace the lemon juice and 1/4 cup of chopped red onion instead of the jalapeno with equally good results.

Watermelon- Jalapeno Salad

3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into bite size cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 jalapeno, finely diced

Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Place remaining ingredients into a large bowl add vinaigrette and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve cold. Makes 3-4 servings.


theminx said...

Mint grows nicely in containers and is much less invasive that way.

Try adding feta cheese to watermelon salad - the combo is fantastic!

Food Junkie said...

This sounds great, the cool sweetness of the watermelon with a kick.