Thursday, May 26, 2016

Watermelon and Avocado Salad by Celebrity Chef Annabel Langbein

Who doesn't love watermelon!?
When the Summer heat drains us, this Summer Salad refreshes.  

Most of us eat watermelon by itself as a juicy fruit snack, but it also works well in savory salads.

This recipe makes a great summer side dish or starter.
You can replace the mozzarella with feta or blue cheese.

This is a fun, tasty recipe excellent for the this holiday weekend!

Prep time   5 mins
Serves       6-8 as a starter
  • 1 small or ½ large watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 2 just-ripe avocados, cut into chunks
  • 6½ oz mozzarella or bocconcini, torn into small chunks
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
  • juice and finely grated zest of 2 limes
  • 1 tsp very finely chopped red chili (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • a small handful of basil leaves, torn roughly

To garnish (optional)
lime halves

Place watermelon, avocado, mozzarella or bocconcini and tomatoes, if using, in a bowl and toss gently. Pile onto a serving platter, sprinkle with lime juice and zest, chili, if using, and salt and pepper. Top with basil leaves and garnish with lime halves.

Watermelon and Avocado Salad can be prepared in advance, covered and refrigerated for up to 4 hours until needed.

This recipe is from Annabel’s TV series Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures, screening now on PBS. The accompanying book, containing all the recipes from the series, is available on amazon.com

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For more great Annabel Langbein recipes see

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