Watermelon Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Watermelon Salad
Yields 6
This recipe celebrates summer with juicy sweet watermelon, crisp watercress, and a French inspired vinaigrette.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  2. 6 cups seeded watermelon cubes, about 1- inch in size
  3. 1/4 cup Italian parsley leaves
  4. 1/2 cup scallions, sliced
  5. 1/2 cup fresh chervil tops
  6. 1-1 ½ cups Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  7. 6 cups watercress leaves (about 1 large bunch)
Instructions
  1. In a small dry sauté pan, toast the sesame seeds until they are a golden brown. Remove from heat and reserve for later.
  2. In a large bowl, toss half of the sesame seeds, the watermelon, parsley, scallions, and chervil with the Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
  3. Divide the watercress between 6 chilled salad plates and place the watermelon salad on top.
  4. Sprinkle with the reserved sesame seeds and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Photo and Recipe © Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Cooks Recipes http://recipe.cookswarehouse.com/
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 shallots, minced
  2. 1 garlic clove, minced
  3. 2 teaspoons grained Dijon mustard
  4. 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste
  5. 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  6. 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  7. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  9. 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  10. Sea salt, to taste
  11. Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the shallots, garlic, mustard, honey, vinegar, and fruit juices.
  2. Whisk in the oil by slowly pouring it into the bowl in a steady stream. The vinaigrette should be thick. If oil has settled on the top-continue to whisk until well combined.
  3. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste and additional honey if too tart.
Notes
  1. Photo and Recipe © Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Cooks Recipes http://recipe.cookswarehouse.com/