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lentil watermelon salad

January 14, 2019
lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

Think of an Aussie summer and what comes to mind ? The sun is shinning, the days are long and the produce is delicious. So the best thing is to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the sunshine with this colourful refreshing lentil watermelon salad. It’s perfect for barbecues or a breezy midweek lunch. The gorgeous hues of watermelon makes it almost impossible  to resist on a hot day.

lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

I  always feel January is bit quiet and relaxing. School holidays are on and boys are having a great time playing Xbox, reading and raiding the pantry the frequently. Next week, we will be heading off to India for a family vacation and looking forward to a fulfilled time with my extended family and friends. This space will be quite for sometime but I am excited to bring along some traditional recipes from my native place Odisha that is absolutely delicious. Thanks for the support and sending in a warm hug to you all.

lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

So let’s dive in and keep the breezy vibes rolling with this stunning lentil watermelon salad. If you are looking for new salad inspiration to brightened up your barbecues party or summer entertaining, then this lentil watermelon salad just lives up to its exception. I have another exciting  recipe with watermelon that will add a punch to you party too.

lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

 

HOW TO MAKE LENTIL WATERMELON SALAD

 

lentil watermelon salad

  • 1/4 large watermelon, peeled thinly sliced cut into triangles
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber thinly peeled into ribbons
  • 1/4 iceberg lettuce torned
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 can lentil drained
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • Nasturtium leaves and flowers
  • Pomegranate arils for garnishing
  • For dressing
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp mustard

Place oil, lime juice, honey and mustard in a screw top jar and shake until well combined. Seasoned.

In large bowl arrange lettuce on the base combine lentils, watermelon, cucumber, onion and olives. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and squeeze extra lime if required. Gently toss in the nasturtium leaves, flowers and sprinkle pomegranate arils. Serve immediately.

 

 

lentil watermelon salad, a perfect accompaniment for barbecues and entertaining. Light refreshing, colourful and above all bursting with amazing flavours

 

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