Watermelon & Black Olive Salad

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When watermelons are piled high at the supermarket ideas of summer picnics rush into my head. This unique recipe can be enjoyed as a side salad or I have thread watermelon cubes onto wooden skewers interchanging with black olives and the pour vinaigrette over top and serve as a kebab. Refreshing with a crunch and a zing!

Watermelon & Black Olive Salad

From Wish Magazine

Ingredients
For Salad:
4 cups seedless watermelon cut in ½ inch cubes
1/3 cup chopped black olives
1/3 cup chopped green onions


Method

Place all ingredients in a large salad bowl & set aside.

For Vinaigrette
:
1 Tablespoon *garam marsala
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
¼ cup olive oil

* garam marsala: An East Indian spice mixture that generally includes coriander seed, black pepper, cumin, cardamom, tumeric, nutmeg, cloves & cinnamon. Purchase a package of this spice mixture at an Indian grocery or health food store.

Method

  1. Mix together all ingredients for vinaigrette.
  2. Gently mix in vinaigrette to cover watermelon.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.

What bottle of wine to uncork?

There are many flavours in this recipe. Best with something light & refreshing like a Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris (same grape, different name depending on wine region made) or a dry Rosé from France.

Enjoy!
Debbie

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