Watermelon salad with fried shallots


The fresh, fragrant flavours of this simple salad make it a summertime go-to - Christmas Day or not. Chill the ingredients and dress the salad just before serving so it remains crisp. Shop-bought fried shallots work just as well as homemade here.

You'll need

¼ small seedless watermelon, cut into thin triangles ¾ cup each (loosely packed) coriander, Vietnamese mint and mint To serve: fried shallots   Lime-chilli dressing 2 tbsp raw caster sugar 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped 1 birdseye chilli, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp each lime juice, fish sauce and rice vinegar 1 tbsp grapeseed oil

Method

  • 01
  • For lime-chilli dressing, pound sugar, garlic and chilli with a mortar and pestle to a coarse paste, combine with remaining ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until required.
  • 02
  • To serve, arrange watermelon and herbs in a serving dish, drizzle with lime-chilli dressing to taste and serve scattered with fried shallots.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people

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Dec 2014

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