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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watermelon and Mint Salad....!

Watermelon and Mint Salad
This salad is a favourite at Stancombe. It is served throughout the summer at our gatherings on the back deck. The fresh, zingy taste of this salad really sets off a BBQ. Fresh ingredients are the key to this salad really zinging.

Serves 8
·       1 small Red Onion
·       2 - 4 Lime (depending on the juiciness – we like to use a lot)
·       1½ kg ripe yet firm Watermelon
·       250 g Feta cheese
·       Fresh Flat-leaf parsley
·       Fresh Mint chopped
·       4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
·       100 g pitted Black Olives (optional)
·       Black pepper

1. Peel the red onion and cut into very fine half-moons and put in a small bowl
2. Juice the limes and pour the juice over the onions (Allow to steep for at least 20 minutes)
3. Remove the pips and rind from the watermelon
4. Cut watermelon flesh into large bite-sized chunks (square or triangles)
5. Cut the feta into similar sized pieces and put them both into a large (big enough to get your hands into) bowl.
6. Chop a large bunch of fresh parsley and add to the bowl
7. Chop a large bunch of fresh mint (make sure the stalks are removed) and add to the bowl. It should all be smelling delicious by now
8. Pour the onions, along with the line juice over the ingredients in the bowl.
9. Add the oil and olives (if you choose).
10. Using your hands, gently toss the salad. Be careful not to break the feta and watermelon pieces
11. Add a good grinding of black pepper and taste to see whether the dressing needs more lime or mint
12. Enjoy!

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