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Watermelon Vinaigrette Salad

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This watermelon vinaigrette salad makes the perfect dish for your summer meals and will transform your life!

I love watermelon so much that makes my mouth water just from talking about it. It’s my favourite fruit and whenever I manage to get a juicy and sweet watermelon, I buy it!

watermelon vinaigrette salad

And what often happens is that I have this huge watermelon leftovers at home and don’t know what to do with it.

But watermelon vinaigrette salad is the salad I make and eat all the watermelon leftovers I have at home.

I learned this recipe from a Brazilian chef and once I tried, it changed my life  cause i discovered a new flavour complexity I have never felt it. 

If you are a watermelon lover, this recipe I perfect for you

We eat a fair share during the summer periods and I believe watermelon is not just a sweet, juicy meat for a barbecue, but it also makes a wonderful salad.

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 minutes

Servings

  • 4 servings

Equipment

  • Serving salad bowl

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Ingredients list

  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1/2 red onions, chopped
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zests
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Ice cubes

How to make Watermelon Vinaigrette Salad

  1. Place the onions with ice cubes and cover with water. Let the onions immersed for 10 minutes to reduce the bitterness.
  2. Drain the onions transfer to a serving bowl. Add the watermelon cubes, lemon juice and zests, vinegar and season with salt. Mix it gently and keep in the fridge until serving.

What to serve with?

Try serving with our Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken and Braciole.

watermelon vinaigrette salad

FAQ

What goes nice with watermelon?

Watermelon has a sweet and gentle flavour, and combines perfect with other ingredients like: Fruits: lemon, avocado, red onions, coconut, etc.

Herbs and spices: it goes nice with mint, basil, chilli, ginger.

Savoury: pork, chicken, fish, shrimp.

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watermelon vinaigrette salad

Watermelon Vinaigrette Salad

This watermelon vinaigrette salad makes the perfect dish for your summer meals and will transform your life!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1/2 red onions chopped
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zests
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Place the onions with ice cubes and cover with water. Let the onions immersed for 10 minutes to reduce the bitterness.
  • Drain the onions transfer to a serving bowl. Add the watermelon cubes, lemon juice and zests, vinegar and season with salt. Mix it gently and keep in the fridge until serving.
Keyword lemon, red onion, salad, side dish, summer, vinaigrette, watermelon

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