Sunday, August 4, 2019

moroccan watermelon cucumber salad with pistachio

One ought to lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a present from the sea.- Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

moroccan watermelon cucumber salad with pistachio





This Moroccan Watermelon Cucumber Salad is a approach to cool off on those hot summer time days. Cold crisp watermelon is cubed alongside with Turkish cucumbers – then it’s given a bit bit Moroccan twist. Tossed with red onion, toasted pistachios, parsley, mint and a pale vinaigrette, it’s sprinkled with a pinch of flooring clove and elective feta crumbles. Quick and easy to make, it's pale and fresh summer time salad.

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How fast summer time goes! We are again from our little getaway to Whidbey and Lummi Island. We spent a number of superb days beachcombing, exploring, enjoyable with our puppy Maxx and simply simply cooling off! Back house now, the temperatures are hovering into the 100’s again.

Once, whilst I was younger and my mom was away the complete summer time visiting “her people” in Finland, my frugal dad,  sliced open a big watermelon proper down the center and passed me half, alongside with a spoon and declared that was our dinner.


So there we sat backyard at the patio, every with our big half watermelon consuming it proper out of the rind, gambling Chinese Checkers till the sun eventually sunk down into the hills and our bellies have been full.

We lived in LA, and it had been sweltering hot for days on end, and at that point we had no air conditioner. The delicious, cold, crisp watermelon appeared like an oasis within the desert-  so cooling and refreshing. To this day,  I even have by no means forgotten it.


A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and crumbled feta...refreshing, easy and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

I truly love the addition of parsley and onion on this salad.
Also, to me, watermelon ought to be served ice-cold. When making this, the two refrigerate the watermelon beforehand or go away time earlier than serving the salad to have it within the fridge till it’s appropriately chilled.

A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and crumbled feta...refreshing, easy and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

And although this Watermelon Salad is greatest served the on day it's made, it does appear to preserve quite properly for a pair of days, so be certain to save the leftovers.

A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and crumbled feta...refreshing, easy and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

The feta is optional. I love it equally ways…with and without. See what you think, and count number if leaving the feta off, you might want so as to feature a bit bit extra salt.

A Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and crumbled feta...refreshing, easy and delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

The pistachios are a good addition, giving it huge texture. Make certain they're roasted or toasted, otherwise they might get soggy within the salad.

Hope you take pleasure on this cool and fresh Watermelon Salad and have a huge weekend!

xoxo

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moroccan watermelon salad with pistachio

Moroccan Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, pistachios, parsley, mint, onion and crumbled feta…refreshing, easy and delicious!

Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home BlogPrep Time: 20 minsTotal Time: 20 minsYield: 6 1xCategory: SaladMethod: TossedCuisine: moroccan

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ingredients

4–5 Cups watermelon cut into ¾–1 inch cubes
4 turkish cucumbers ( or one English) cut into ¾ inch cubes
¼ Cup thinly sliced red onion
½ Cup chopped mint
½ Cup chopped Italian parsley
¼–½ Cup crumbled feta cheese ( optional)
¼ C toasted pistachios
¼ C olive oil
⅛ C red wine or white balsamic vinegar
½ tsp salt, extra to taste
cracked pepper
a pinch flooring clove

instructions

Place watermelon, cucumber and onion in a big bowl. Add herbs, feta and pistachios.
Gently mix.
Add olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and blend to incorporate.
Taste and alter salt… you made want extra if now not including feta.CLICK FOR ALL >>>