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Easy Salad Recipes – Watermelon Carpaccio

Posted on January 18, 2010 by in salads, Uncategorized

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Easy Salad Recipes are just about all I have energy for with temperatures ranging from 35-40 C here in Cape Town. The beaches are filled to capacity and the cooldrink and ice-cream sales must have escalated tremendously in the last 2 months.
No one however feels like cooking and even lighting a fire to have a good old South African braai is not always an option in this heat. To make one of my easy salad recipes, takes no time at all and with just a bit of creativity with different flavors and textures you will have a different salad on the table every night.

Watermelons are dirt cheap right now and it will take a lot to beat the cooling effect of  biting into a chilled juicy wedge of watermelon.  The chilled sweet juices running down your chin giving you an excuse to take just one more dive into the pool brings back many fond childhood memories. I never dreamed that I would one day make a sophisticated salad such as Watermelon Carpaccio with this delicious fruit. This easy salad makes a very elegant starter and it literally takes minutes to prepare. Let us make it together……..

Easy Salad recipes -Watermelon Carpaccio
pastrami – about 2 slices per person
black berries
fresh rocket or watercress
plain yogurt
fresh mint.
Cut the watermelon into wafer-thin slices and arrange on individual plates. I used about 4 slices per person. Pile high with the rocket or watercress and place the pastrami in a wave-like fashion on the top. Make a dressing with the mayonnaise, yogurt and freshly chopped mint and drizzle over the top. Scatter some blackberries on the plate and serve immediately.

Feel free to try some of my other  Easy Salad Recipes, they are perfect for summer!!!

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15 Responses to “Easy Salad Recipes – Watermelon Carpaccio”

  1. Junglefrog 18 January 2010 at 10:51 am #

    I love a good and easy salad Nina, but will definitely be saving this for summer… 🙂

  2. Bellini Valli 18 January 2010 at 11:42 am #

    I am always looking for refreshing salad choices winter or summer Nina. I love the watermelon here!!!

  3. Rose&Thorn 18 January 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Don't I know what you mean! I have been living on watermelon the last week (and ice-cream). I love the combinations on this salad – colour, texture, salty and sweet! You have a symphony on a plate.

  4. ♥peachkins♥ 18 January 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    I love salads! I might try your beef salad

  5. Ben 18 January 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Oh yummy! Another delicious and beautiful salad. I'll be trying this when summer comes.

  6. Mary 18 January 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    What a lovely and refreshing salad. It sounds delicious.

  7. "Guppy" Honaker 18 January 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    Give me a great salad over any other type of food (except chocolate) any day of the week!

    Keep up the good work on you blog. – David

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  8. mycookinghut 18 January 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    Love this salad… I can't wait for summer in London.. if ever there will be summer.. hahah

  9. That Girl 19 January 2010 at 3:24 am #

    I don't know how you get your watermelon into those wafer thin slices, but I think it is so neat!

  10. Cynthia 19 January 2010 at 4:25 am #

    Your salads always wow me.

  11. Koek! 19 January 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Oh baby… That looks like my kind of salad!

  12. Juliana 19 January 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    What a nice salad…love the watermelon on it…so refreshing and colorful 🙂 Love it!

  13. Helene 20 January 2010 at 2:40 am #

    Beautiful presentation, this is really chic.

  14. Jeanne @ Cooksister! 20 January 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Great minds think alike – that reminds me of the fab blackberry and Parma ham salad that I posted last year – YUM! Those blackberries look so plump and gorgeous and are making me long for summer…

  15. Peter M 21 January 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    What did I say about wanting summer now? This salad is summer.

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