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
4 cups seedless watermelon cut in ½ inch cubes
1/3 cup chopped black olives
1/3 cup chopped green onions
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.
- Mix together all ingredients for vinaigrette.
- Gently mix in vinaigrette to cover watermelon.
- 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.