Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cherry and watermelon salad recipe

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The home of Tasty Food Recipes invites you to try Cherry and watermelon salad recipe . Enjoy my collection of delicious food recipes and learn how to make Cherry and watermelon salad .

Make the most of cherries with this beautiful red-hued fruit salad. It's great for dessert or as a special brunch and is vegan friendly.

Ingredients (serves 8)
2.5kg (about 1/2 small) seedless watermelon
1kg cherries, halved and pitted
1 vanilla bean
300g caster sugar
5 cloves
Juice of 1 lemon
80g pistachios

Cut watermelon into 6 wedges then remove flesh from skin. Discard skin. Cut each wedge into 1cm-thick triangular slices. Place watermelon into a heatproof bowl with halved cherries.

Using a small knife, split vanilla bean in half lengthways then using knife tip, scrape seeds into a small saucepan. Add scraped bean, sugar, cloves and 400ml water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then pour mixture over fruit in bowl. Add lemon juice and toss gently to combine. Refrigerate until chilled.

Meanwhile, place pistachios in a heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over to cover. Stand for 1 minute then drain. Using your fingers, rub skins from warm pistachios then pat dry. To serve, stir pistachios into fruit salad then spoon into a large bowl. Serve with crisp biscuits, or as an accompaniment to slices of butter cake, or spooned over scoops of vanilla bean ice-cream.

Notebook: - November 2005 , Page 45
Recipe by Sophia Young

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