May 24, 2024

 

 

Leafy lettuce and different greens are nice for summer season meals the place you need gentle as an alternative of heavy, cool as an alternative of scorching. Freshly made fruit salad can be a summer season favorite, be it served as an appetizer, as a facet or as a dessert.

This Watermelon and Cucumber Salad is technically a fruit salad – cucumbers are, in any case, fruit – and has a way more substantial, filling high quality to it than a light-weight bowl of lettuce-based greenery. The lime juice and cucumber hold the sweetness in examine, whereas herbs add to the complexity. Cilantro and contemporary mint deliver a brilliant, energetic freshness to the combination, and the cilantro companions effectively with the lime.

An surprising addition is hoisin sauce, which is extra generally utilized in stir-fries and different Chinese language dishes. It’s each candy and savoury, however it works effectively with the tartness of the lime and the candy, cooling points of the watermelon and cucumber.

For an much more refreshing salad, make sure the watermelon and cucumber are effectively chilled earlier than slicing them up.

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WATERMELON AND CUCUMBER SALAD

1/4 cup (50 mL) contemporary lime juice

3 tbsp (40 mL) hoisin sauce

3 cups (750 mL) seedless watermelon chunks (1 inch/2.5 cm)

3 cups (750 mL) sliced seeded English cucumber (1/2 inch/1.25 cm)

1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped contemporary cilantro

3 tbsp (40 mL) slivered contemporary mint

 

To arrange dressing, whisk collectively lime juice and hoisin sauce till blended.

 

Mix watermelon, cucumber, cilantro and mint in a bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Serve instantly. Serves 6.

 

Cook dinner’s Be aware: Cucumber ought to be halved lengthwise, seeded after which sliced crosswise earlier than measuring.

 

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