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Watercress Salad with Watermelon and Sweet-Sour Onion

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Category: Salads

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------FOR THE DRESSING------------------------------
  • 3/4 c Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c Red wine vinegar
  • Salt and fleshly cracked
  • -black pepper to taste


1 md Red onion; peeled and thinly
1/3 c Fresh lime juice; (about 3
-medium limes)
1/3 c Red wine vinegar
2 tb Sugar
1 bn Watercress; trimmed, washed
-and dried
1 c Flat-leaf parsley; loosely
-packed, washed and dried
2 c Diced watermelon; in
-1/2-inch cubes, seeds

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and 1/4 cup vinegar, and
season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine the onion, lime juice, 1/3 cup vinegar and
sugar and set aside for 2 hours.

3. In a large bowl, combine the watercress, parsley and watermelon. Add
just enough dressing to moisten the ingredients (there will be some
dressing left over) and toss to coat. Place the salad on a large platter or
individual serving plates. Drain the onion, place on top of the salad and

>From "Lettuce in Your Kitchen" by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby

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