This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat."
This is a simple, light recipe that blends hits all the notes: sweet, salty, umami, tart. A great way to use any leftover watermelon that you have and make it an elegant side dish for any meal on a hot summer day.
For most chefs and cooks the one ingredient that will distinguish a good dish from a great one is using fresh herbs. Certainly the best and least expensive way is to plant herbs for your own use but, of course, this limits availability. Most groceries have a fair choice of fresh herbs and specialty stores will carry even more.
The rule of thumb when you have no choice but to use dried herbs is: use one teaspoon of dried for each 3 teaspoons of fresh. In the off season when using dried herbs is impossible to avoid, it can help to mince about one teaspoon into a tablespoon of fresh curly parsley. This can simulate the freshness of some herbs.
Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This recipe keeps well for 4-5 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.
|2 cups||watermelon (cut into 3/4 inch cubes)|
|1/2 small||cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced)|
|1/2 ounce||sliced prosciutto (cut into 1/4 inch squares)|
|5 large||leaves fresh basil (minced)|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|1 ounce||sliced provolone cheese (cut into 1/4 inch squares)|
|1 Tbsp||lemon juice|
Place the watermelon, cucumber, prosciutto, basil, black pepper, cheese, and lemon juice in a bowl and fold together.
Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Overnight is better.
Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 106||Calories from Fat 29|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Vitamin A 28%||Vitamin C 39%|
|Calcium 13%||Iron 5%|
|Vitamin K 28 mcg||Potassium 294 mg|
|Magnesium 30 mg|