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Nici Wickes: Tomato & watermelon salad

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 22 Jan 2022, 10:23am
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Nici Wickes: Tomato & watermelon salad

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 22 Jan 2022, 10:23am

You’re going to love the sheer juiciness of this salad and the cooling effect of watermelon is hard to beat on these hot summer days.

Makes one medium salad

Dressing

2 cups greens —rocket, fresh basil leaves, mint, spinach (any or all)

¼ cup roasted almonds

4 tablespoons good olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

A decent squeeze of lemon or lime juice

¼ teaspoon sea salt

Salad

2 cups cubed watermelon, chilled

2 cups assorted tomatoes, chopped into chunks

Extra basil leaves to garnish

To make the dressing, use a food processor to blend the greens, almonds, olive oil, vinegar, juice and salt to a thick paste. Taste for seasoning — it should have a decent punch to it! To thin it, drizzle in water as you keep the motor running or add more oil.

Assemble salad by arranging watermelon and tomatoes in a large bowl and topping with spoonfuls of the green dressing and fresh basil leaves.