Watermelon, herb and pickled ginger salad with ginger-pepper dressing

At A Glance

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  • Serves 4 people
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  • 20 min preparation (plus dry-roasting, cooling)

This is a super-fresh salad that's just made for hot days. It could be served as an entrée, or alongside grilled fish or prawns.

You'll need


  1. For ginger-pepper dressing, dry-roast spices in a small frying pan over medium heat until fragrant (30-40 seconds; see note), then crush with a mortar and pestle. Combine with remaining ingredients and a large pinch of salt in a jar and shake to combine. Season to taste and set aside.
  2. Combine watermelon, herbs, spring onion and pickled ginger in a bowl and toss gently. Transfer to a platter, drizzle with ginger-pepper dressing and serve.