Watermelon Salad

"Recipe from a restaurant called Iron Barley here in St. Louis. They say this recipe is for 2 dinner size entree portions. If you are going to serve it as a side dish it will serve 4, but they recommend you cut the watermelon in smaller pieces if doing smaller salads. Cooking time is actually marinating time. NOTE: I served just the marinated watermelon as a side dish (didn't put it atop greens nor did I use onions) and it was great with BBQ meat!!!"
 
Watermelon Salad created by DeliciousAsItLooks
Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
2-4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix first six ingredients in a deep-sided bowl. Drizzle and whisk the olive oil into the mixture to emulsify. Set aside.
  • Mix the watermelon and red onion together in a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the melon, turning to coat all sides. Return it to the refrigerator and let the melon marinate for 20 minutes or less. NOTE: I cut my melon very small and it was best after about 5 minutes in the marinade!
  • Layer the field greens on a small dinner plate.
  • Place the chunks of watermelon (allowing some of the dressing to transfer to the lettuce) and the onion in the center of the greens.
  • Grind pepper to taste over the salad.

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  1. David D.
    I liked it as written but made a couple of changes the second time I made it. As with a previous reviewer, I thought it was too sweet. I skipped the brown sugar completely. I also used canola oil second time, as I thought that gave it a lighter dressing. I like the idea of adding fresh basil, I will certainly try that next. I also just might turn it into a bit of a salsa bu dicing a jalapeno pepper very finely. Thank you for the recipe.
     
  2. DeliciousAsItLooks
    Delicious salad - refreshingly sweet and tangy, perfect for summer barbecues!
     
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    Watermelon Salad Created by DeliciousAsItLooks
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    Watermelon Salad Created by DeliciousAsItLooks
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    Watermelon Salad Created by DeliciousAsItLooks

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