Watermelon Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Learn how to make Salt Creek Grille Princeton's refreshing summertime Watermelon Salad with Cilantro Lime...
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Learn how to make Salt Creek Grille Princeton's refreshing summertime Watermelon Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette!

Ingredients

Lime Vinaigrette

  • 6  Ounces  Blended Oil
  • 2  Ounces  Lime Juice
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2  Pound  Shallots, chopped
  • 1  Ounce  Honey
  • Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Cayenne Pepper
  • 1  Pinch of  Kosher Salt to taste
  • 1  Pinch of  Black Pepper to taste

Watermelon Salad

  • 16  Ounces  Red Watermelon, cut into one inch cubes
  • 4  Ounces  Cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into half moons
  • 4  Ounces  Lime Vinaigrette
  • 1  Ounce  Arugula
  • 1  Ounce  Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2  Ounce  Basil, chiffonade

Directions

Lime Vinaigrette

Add all ingredients except the oil blend to the blender. Puree the mixture then, slowly pour in the oil, crating an emulsion.

Watermelon Salad

Using a wide plate, line the center with the arugula. Place the cucumber and watermelon down the center as well. Drizzle the dressing over the top and garnish with crumbled feta and fresh basil.

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.