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.

Recipe
Ingredients
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

For dressing
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

Method
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 .

Interesting Read!
**Water Melon : A Natural Viagra?
**Water Melon Health Benefits

36 comments:

Rachel said...

Very refreshing salad with beautiful colours. Thanks for the tip on selecting a good melon.

Been a while since I have been here...love the new look and how have you been?

Arabic Bites said...

This salad looks really beautiful,Yasmeen.

zainab :)

Ann said...

Wow you cant find a much better salad for the summer I bet !! wonderful is the word Yasmeen..and the clicks are awesomeeee.

mona said...

Refreshing and juicy salad Yasmeen! Looks mouthwatering.

Varsha Vipins said...

awww..that salad plate looks so tempting dear..yea..even me too..when I select it'll always be unripe ,then I keep it ,wait patiently for a week for it to ripe..Now,I feel like the trick is to mildly press a finger nail on the skin,,n if it easily sinks its ripe..DO take care that the shop people dont see you scratching around the melons..:D

n33ma said...

so very refreshing.Love your page header.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An awesome combo! That salad looks very refreshing!

Cheers,

Rosa

meeso said...

What an excellent salad, perfect for summer and hot weather!

Poornima Nair said...

Wonderful salad Yasmeen. Would love to have just this for lunch.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like a delight, I love the almonds in this salad, very nice!

Faiza Ali said...

The salad looks beautiful and awesome dear. What a co-incidence ...Today even I poster something with watermelon and strawberry (cooler). ;-)

Pari said...

What a cool refreshing salad and an amazing click. Good tip also for selecting the melon.

Tulip said...

This salad looks soo refreshing !!
thanks for visiting my blog. You have a wonderful blog and soo many healthy recipes!! I will come here again and again... :)

Sanghi said...

Delicious colour and cool salad..!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Whoa,wat a combo,never had this combo,love it!!

Priti said...

Looks awesome....lovely pic so refreshing

Curry Leaf said...

Awesome,Love the salad.Watermelon is very good and is much preferred here as well.Love all the clicks.
Thanks for accepting the late entry.Have linked the post to the event and have mailed you as well.
I will be posting my melon dish by tomorrow.Cheers

Anonymous said...

Melons are best part of summers.The salad looks very refreshing.
I love your blog.

Jaya

ttfn300 said...

ooh, interesting salad!

Radhika said...

I love the presentation,looks very refreshing too.

Sarah said...

Certainly a thirst quenching bowl,thanks.

JASMINA said...

I've heard some time before about using the watermelon as an ingredient in a salad.Well,I've said that to my parents and they were more than surprised,because here watermelons are so common to eat during the summer,but never with salt or pepper.But,it could be an idea :)!Or it could be ejoyed as a fruit sald,or :)?
I have now at home the watermelon and the almonds.All I need are some strawberries and I'm good to try your combination :).
Mwah,mwah :)!

DEESHA said...

I love watermelons too .. thatz a good tip on buying the perfect watermelon .. nice salad . I love such fresh salads

Helene said...

This looks so refreshing. Perfect summer salad. I like your pictures.

Shri said...

That is one beautiful salad!Lov the combo of almonds and melon:)

Cynthia said...

That salad makes me crave it and I like the textures there with the nuts.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's very yum combo..love the nutty flavour given to it...

sangeeta said...

i needed the tip you provided n thanks for that...
the salad is just my type...

nick said...

So summery,this is a cool salad.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

snaps are awesome Yasmeen,, :) the new outline is too tempting than before.. :) sorry for the delay in comments..alwayz taking bedrest and really tired..i couldn post entries in my blog too..bt happy wen i think that a new member is going to cm to our family wthin 5months.. :)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i've seen lots of salads lately using watermelon with a salad dressing (eg balsamic vinegar) - i still feel a bit queasy about dressing fruit with olive oil, but this one does look delicious with the addition of strawberries

Simona said...

I love the idea of savory salad with with melons.

Parita said...

Love the way you turn up such simple things into wonderful healthy meals!

Bergamot said...

Looks really yummy...the colors are so very refreshing.

Joanne said...

My dad swears that the best way to pick a melon is to smell it. If it has a melony scent then it's ripe. If it doesn't smell at all, then it is not ready.

This salad is a pink and red delight!

Yasmeen said...

thanks for the tip,Joanne :D

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