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The refreshing and delicious watermelon salad recipe.

I met my brother’s girlfriend for the first time last night. I made pasta with stuffed pork meatballs and watermelon salad for dinner, followed by lemon almond sandwich cookies for dessert. It was a nice dinner, that’s all I’m letting out :)

My first experience with watermelon salad was at a BBQ-Addicts party and it has become one of my favourite salads in the world. Unbeknownst to the folks at BBQ-Addicts, the other reason I love their parties is the watermelon salad! So this recipe was very much inspired by it.

I was a bit worried about it at first, because I’ve never made it before and it might turned out nasty. Then there was the hurdle of buying a watermelon. I’ve never bought a watermelon alone. I was SCARED T_T

I must have done something good though because as I was cluelessly checking out watermelons in Tesco, a total stranger started tapping on all the watermelons and suddenly, he pointed at one and told me in mandarin, “That’s a good one” and just nonchalantly walked away. Of course, I bought the one he pointed at and he was right, it was sweet and juicy!

Thank you watermelon angel!!

This recipe serves 4 and requires no cooking (yay!!!).

# – Watermelon salad.

The ingredients:

  • 1.5 kg of seedless watermelon (weight with rind on), rind discarded and cut into cubes
  • 100 grams of mature cheddar, cut into cubes (you can use feta cheese or goat’s cheese too!)
  • 15 black olives, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thinly
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch of Italian parsley, roughly chopped

The dressing:

  • 100 ml of olive oil
  • 50 ml of balsamic vinegar
  • A dash of coarse sea salt

# – First, cut the watermelon flesh into cubes and dump into a large mixing bowl.

# – Then, throw in the sliced olives.

# – Followed by the thinly sliced red onion.

# – Okay, lets cut to the chase….throw in the parsley, cherry tomatoes as well as mature cheddar cubes!

# – In a measuring jug, pour in the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a dash of coarse sea salt. Whisk till combined. Dressing is now done.

# – Pour the dressing all over the salad.

# – Toss the salad…

# – Watermelon salad, DONE!

Thankfully, in spite of my first time making it, the salad turned out delicious! So much so, the BF was stealing salad from my plate!

I love this salad because it’s so refreshing and tasty! The crisp & juicy texture of the watermelon goes amazingly well with flavours of savoury cheese and olives. The dressing holds everything together as though they are meant to be.

Well, they are MEANT TO BE! I’ll be having dinner alone tonight and guess what I’m making :)

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