Thursday, June 30, 2011

thai watermelon salad

i finally got that 50 pound watermelon from my car. i'm really glad i did, totally worth the lug up the street. 

if it were up to me, watermelon would be the only melon. 
honeydew and cantaloupe. psh. you good for nothing, oversized chunks. ruining my fruit salad eating moments. you bring shame to the melon family. 
but dearest watermelon, you are everything a melon should be.

make this after you've eaten enough watermelon to become a human water bottle and can feel the water sloshing around in your stomach. and yet you still have a ton of watermelon left. 
sesame. soy. ginger. cilantro. toasty sunflower seeds. put it on watermelon. yum. i want to eat this outside with salmon burgers. come join?

Thai Watermelon Salad
adapted from Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Dinners

1/4 of a watermelon, cut in small cubes
a couple big handfuls of cilantro
a couple big handfuls of arugula
a handful of fresh mint
3-4 radishes sliced thin
a handful of sunflower seeds
a chunk of feta

for dressing:
a small knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced thin
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
juice of 3-4 limes
sea salt and pepper

mix up all dressing ingredients. put watermelon, radishes, arugula, and herbs in a bowl. toast sunflower seeds in the oven or in a pan. toss dressing in. top with warm seeds and crumble feta on top. 


  1. I must make this! It sounds so refreshing and bright.

  2. I always plan to make a watermelon salad but when i actually buy the fruit and cut it open, i can't stop myself from eating it plain. I am sure this is great! may be next time :)

  3. Hi Julia,
    Only 50 lbs., he he. This does sound like a refreshing change for a summer evening. I'm fawning over that chocolate cake though.

  4. Julia! Aviva made this over the weeknd and it was delishhhh. love ya