A Unique Watermelon Salad
Watermelon Brick, Pomegranate Syrup, Feta, Cucumber
Borage, Basil, Red Onion, Cayenne, Olive Oil, Sprouted Watermelon Seeds
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The Borage & Basil Bistro is a bright sunny spot, a virtual place to enjoy summer’s bounty on a pretty plate. A relaxing place to sip a nice cool, crisp and melon-y Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh picked herbs and edible flowers dominate the menu.
Today’s salad special takes the ubiquitous combination of watermelon and feta and adds our eponymous borage & basil. Like bright stars falling from the summer sky…with it’s electric blue color and a faintly sweet flavor with hints of cucumber, borage makes the presentation pop! Pomegranate syrup adds sweet and tangy notes, while sprouted watermelon seeds add interest – they’re high in protein, with a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. It’s a visually striking salad, light yet satisfying. And it just screams summer!
Unique Watermelon Salad Recipe
- finely chopped red onion
- thinly sliced strips of cucumber
In separate bowls, sprinkle red onion and cucumber with sugar. Pour rice vinegar over the top and marinate in the refrigerator for about a half hour. When ready to serve, roll cucumber into spirals.
Slice chilled watermelon into bricks. Slice thin slabs of feta to fit on top of the watermelon.
- pomegranate syrup
- cayenne pepper
- sprouted watermelon seeds
- olive oil
- flaky salt
- small basil leaves
Brush pomegranate syrup onto a platter. Place watermelon brick over the syrup. Dust watermelon with cayenne. Place feta on top of watermelon. Top feta with red onion, then cucumber spirals. Scatter sprouted watermelon seeds around the watermelon. Drizzle olive oil over the brick. Season with flaky salt. Garnish with borage and basil.
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