This salad is a bit sweet and very refreshing. Watermelon replaces the cucumber that usually fills this recipe. A touch of fennel seed adds an interesting dimension. This is more of a savory salad than a fruit salad, because of the onion.
It should take less than twenty minutes to make this salad, depending on your chopping skills, and it serves four when served as a side dish.
¼ red onion
1 sweet long red or orange pepper
1 round slice of watermelon
10 or so fresh mint leaves
5 springs of cilantro, stems removed
¼ teaspoon fennel seed
5 to 10 grates of black pepper
¼ teaspoon garam masala (optional)
½ lime, juiced
The only secret to this salad is finely dicing all the fresh ingredients into the same size cubes. Little cubes, about ¼ inch across. You can make the onion a squinch smaller, if you prefer. The mint leaves can be julienned.
Grate as much pepper as you like, but do include some! Add the fennel seed and lime juice. I don’t add any other spice to this, as I like it as a fresh contrast to spicy food. No garam masala or chat spice for me in this recipe! Toss and serve. So clean and tasty!
|Just be sure to dice all the ingredients into the same size. Pretty and delicious!|