Goodness, how good watermelon is in the Summer. But we rarely use it in a savoury way. Rather, the mind brings images of slurping great arcs of watermelon at the beach, the juice running down your chin and arms.
But watermelon accepts acidic ingredients very well – limes, lemons, salt etc. And therefore making salads with it for those 45C days of Australian Summers is a perfect solution to the heat. Along with a Gin and Tonic, of course.
You might also like to try Haloumi and Watermelon Salad, or Tomato and Peach Salad. Or try your hand at Strawberry Sorbet. You can find all of our Watermelon recipes here, and Peach recipes here. Be inspired by our Summer recipes here and here.
Watermelon and Peach Salad with Basil
Take some watermelon and cut into cubes. Dice a peach, and mix gently through the watermelon. Dress with a basic vinaigrette and add some torn basil leaves. Another gentle toss and you are done.
Basically, watermelon, peaches and tomatoes go well together. So you can make this a tomato and peach salad or a tomato and watermelon salad as well.
I added some chaat masala to my salad as it brings out the flavours of fruits delightfully.
Add some Mediterranean white cheese if you like – haloumi or feta, for example.