In addition, the only other change I made was I only used 1 teaspoon of sugar instead of the 2.5 in the recipe and I personally do not think it needs more. Some more ideas that were ‘tweeted’ in regards to a watermelon salad: vidalia onions and a bit of balsamic vinegar; arugula, feta cheese and adding sage to the salad. Be sure to follow the link above for the recipe.
This Monday on Twitter, people were all abuzz about salads and it got me to craving one. In fact, I wanted one so bad I made my baby lettuce salad but was still wanting more so thought it would be a great item for Eating Well Wednesday. Upon searching, I found their Sweet & Tangy Watermelon Salad. First of all, the salad has cilantro in it so I am sold. Secondly, you can make it in about 8 minutes and it has watermelon in it. How often do people use watermelon in their salads? I tried to appeal to the children by using my melon baller to make circular cuts however; they were more like half moons since I have not used this tool in years. In addition, I never even found out if the kids would eat some as I took it to tennis lessons and I gave some to the adults.
The comments received were mostly along the lines of so ‘light and refreshing’ and ‘how exciting to see watermelon in a salad’ and ‘I have never used rice vinegar’. One male who enjoys cooking said it needs just a dash of salt. I think that salt would be supplied by the peanuts that the recipe suggests but I omitted them since I knew we would be with some peanut allergy families. I think the peanuts would also be great if you were using this salad for a lunch as you would want the calories and fat so that you would not need a snack an hour later. I think sunflower seeds would be another great option.