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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Juicy and Nutty:Watermelon-Strawberry-Almond Salad
I'm a disaster at selecting water melons.The ones I pick always turn out to be either unripe or not so juicy.How do you select a perfect water melon,one that's ripe red and juicy?Here is a simple tip from Mr.HealthNut- a melon that's heavy,with nice and green sheen and a yellowish-white spot at the bottom.We never miss buying them every week in summer,He is more of an expert than me when it comes to picking the right melon.He finds them the most rejuvenating food after the workouts,I totally agree.
The sweet water melon and strawberries with mint and nutty almonds make a refreshing salad for the sweltering hot days.Not mention the salad is loaded with much needed anti-oxidants.
Quarter of a large water melon ,rind removed and cubed
1/2 pint strawberries,hulled and quartered
1/2 cup toasted almonds
1 cup Romain lettuce,chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice,freshly squeezed
1/2 teaspoon pepper,freshly ground
1 tablespoon fresh mint,chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
Prepare the dressing,whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.Pour over melon,berries and almonds in large salad bowl.Gently toss to mix.Keep cool in fridge until its time to serve.
The thirst-quenching Melon salad is off to Meeta's Monthly Mingle :Marvelous Melons ,hosted this week by Chew On That .
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