Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Asian Watermelon Salad


Watermelon for a savory salad (Watermelon Sorbet)? Why not? Why shouldn't we give a go (Prawn Cocktail & Shrimp Pad Thai Salad)? In fact, already proven. I made and I can't be food happier. The Asian style to a watermelon salad and when we speak about Asian savouries, what else you think they can be? Obviously, we Asians, don't you think we love loudness and boldness in dishes? Of course, if you are asking me. Unlike Western salads, as far as I know, Asian salads are a different matter food lingo all together? Take this Asian Watermelon Salad as an example and even our veggies stir fried. Whether the simplicity or profoundness with more than enough ingredients veggie dishes (Tofu Green Beans Stir Fry, Red Cabbage Thoran, Bean Sprouts Salted Fish, Kailan Oyster Sauce & Chloe Masala) and when refer to Asian tastes, what can possibly be? Vegetables by far and by themselves (Vegetarian Sandwich) are the fiber and nutrients for our overall well being? And Asian Watermelon Salad is also no short of the appreciated sweetness, tanginess, tadbit of spiciness and aroma of mint leaves. Wouldn't you as well agree that Asian Watermelon Salad is an ultimate stand up and pop up in terms of color vibrancy and excitement? Pleasing to our eyes and to all our food senses? Of course without a doubt (Apple Cucumber Salad, Mango Cucumber Salad, Cucumber Yogurt Salad & Vegetable Raita). 

Ingredients
300g water melon - cut into small cubes
1/4 cucumber - remove seeds and cut into small cubes
4-5 sprigs of mint leaves - lightly shredded/crushed 
3-4 shallots - slice thinly
1 green chilli - slice thinly
1-2 red/birds eye chilies - slice thinly
1 1/2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
Method
Toss all the ingredients together before serving. 
(Note:  Omit sugar if melon is sweet enough).




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8 comments:

  1. Mint is a sure fire winner and used in such an ingenious way, matching together all the ingredients, truly a healthy and tasty combo, and with the option to add/not add sugar (for those who wish to 'sin' a bit/or not.

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  2. healthy and yummy! I made something similar and threw in some nuts for extra bite.

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  3. Mmmm mint in a delicious salad looks perfect especially with watermelon :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  4. I love watermelon salad with mint and cucumber. Perfect for summer!

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  5. Healthy and delicious salad.. Perfect for hot summers Nava :-)

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  6. Awesomely healthy n very much needed for weight watchers

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