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  • On a hot summer day, this salad is a salty and sweet refreshing dish. It's perfect for enjoying immediately or bringing on an outing. There are actually two recipes here: the watermelon salad and the lime dressing I love to drizzle over it. The lime dressing is perfect for salads and as a marinade for tofu, fish and chicken, too.

Ingredients

  • • Juice and zest of 5 limes
  • • ¾ tablespoon olive oil
  • • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • • Salt, pepper, to taste
  • • 3¼ pounds seedless watermelon, chopped into ½-inch cubes
  • • 4½ ounces ricotta salata cheese, chopped into ½-inch cubes
  • • Fresh mint, to taste, finely chopped
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PREP TIME 25 Min READY IN 30 Min
COOK TIME 5 Min SERVINGS 4
MAIN INGREDIENT Fruit
MEAL/COURSE Appetizer
TYPE OF DISH Salad
SEASON/OCCASION Summer

Preparation

  1. Prepare the dressing by putting salt, garlic and pepper into a small bowl and mashing with the back of a spoon. You can also do this with a mortar and pestle.
  2. Pour lime juice into the bowl and whisk.
  3. While whisking, add in olive oil in a steady stream.
  4. Add lime zest, whisk again and taste.
  5. Adjust seasoning levels as desired and set dressing aside. You can let it sit in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  6. Whisk again just before using.
  7. Prepare the salad by placing the watermelon, cheese and mint into a large bowl.
  8. Drizzle dressing over the top, mix and serve.

Rating

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The contrast between the sweet watermelon and the salty ricotta salata makes for a refreshing lite summer dish.