I have been watching a cookery competition and simply re-invented a very contrasting yet pleasant flavour combination. It is perfect for this warm summer (finally it is here!) as it is a fresh, juicy and filling at the same time salad.
You would need to buy a watermelon, pack of prawns, cheese to grill (you can do fine with haloumi, but I opted in for a more unusual Greek Saganaki cheese, which is designed to be served warm!) and small bits and pieces of herbs (I have used mint for freshness).
There is nothing really to discuss here as you simply need to slice watermelon, quickly fry your prawns (I did that very quickly with some garlic and butter for a more indulgent treat), warm up your cheese, dress with herbs, olive oil and season to your taste. I almost forgot that I’ve added just a few padron peppers that I love so much – you will have another flavour dimension – some spiciness to this dish now. For a bit of crunch you can opt in for a teaspoon of crunchy fried onions, but it will overcomplicate things slightly!
Here you have it – a wonderfully sweet and sour combination of flavours that will be so delicious you will head back to your supermarket for more prawns!
Just a quick note on the drinks. I actually had it with a low alcohol cider as it was lunch time and I wanted something refreshing. If you are thinking more as a dinner or during weekend you will want some gorgeous organic wine. I have come across this delicious natural wine Verdejo ‘Nosso’ that I cannot recommend more. It is free from all badness including sulphites, preservatives and also vegan friendly. Full of flavour with some honey and herbs – will be a delicious partner for your fresh salads! Here is some further tasting notes on this sulphite-free wine. It is £16.5 a bottle but you can do some smart shopping on their site!
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Let us know how you get on with this salad and whether we should try grilled pineapple instead of a watermelon?!