Aug 26, 2011

Watermelon Salad w/ Lime and Minty Dressing

When i was buying watermelon at store itself, i wanted to do something 'beyond wedges' with this Summer Fruit which is a natural instant cooler in the heat. Watermelon Wedges always reminds me my first Hydrabadi Street Food experiences during my college days. Cut Watermelon ( on the ice) used to be superb chill snack after a long journey from the college in the summer days, and the hint of Dhaniya Powder ( Coriander powder) on top gives special Hydrabadi touch which made me remember the flavor all these days. When I was introduced to this by one of friends, My First expression was Spice with Fruit Yuck!!!, and then don't know how I hooked on to it. Since then, I always loved fruits with a little kick and the recent Fruit Salad with Chat Kick I made won VJ's heart.  Okay, Okay enough of past, with out any due let me share my recipe which made this Watermelon as Wonderful Salad.  Enjoy!
Watermelon - Beyond Wedges

Water Melon (medium)  1/2

Fresh Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Olive Oil - 1/2 tsp
sugar - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/4 tsp
coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
mint leaves (chopped)  1 Tbsp

How to Make It:

  1. Cut the water melon into triangle shapes. To get this shape, Cut the water melon into wedges ( as shown in the picture) and remove the bottom green hard part. 
  2. Arrange them in layers by stacking them to get like pyramid structure on a Serving Plate. 
  3. Put this in the refrigerator to get the chill effect while we make our salad dressing.
  4. In a small wide bowl, whisk together olive oil with lime juice. 
  5. Then add salt, sugar and coriander powder and give a quick stir until spices and sugar dissolves into lime juice. At the end add chopped mint leaves. That's it now the dressing is ready.

Wonderful Watermelon Salad
Take out the watermelon plate from the fridge and pour the dressing on all the slices evenly from the top. Garnish with some mint leaves, Ta Daaaa Beautiful looking watermelon salad is ready. Now chill with this summer fruit in the hot weather. Get chilll, Get Chilll .......( humming goes on) ;-) Enjoy!!!

  •  Do not pour the dressing on water melon and refrigerate, salt and spice will take out the water from your water melon makes it soggy.
  • Always add the dressing on top just before you eat or serve for this salad.

I am sending this to Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage and Monthly Mingle Event with Salads Theme hosted by Divya's Dil Se... originated by Meeta's Monthly Mingle

take care until we meet here again


  1. Wat a refreshing,aromatic salad,just drooling here..

  2. Refreshing salad...just luv all the flavrs in it

  3. so refreshing and a pleasing salad, looks absolutely great !!

  4. Refreshing, easy, minty, inviting salad!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. watermelon is one of my favourite fruits especially during summer...the salad looks tempting.

  6. Very refreshing..i love the combo of mint n watermelon.....colour combo looks grt..
    simple n neat presentation love it...

  7. Wow so refreshing .. lovely pictures. First time here .. following you. :)

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  8. MM! What an awesome and refreshing snack :) Watermelons by themselves are delicious, and add a few more flavours and it's even better!

  9. Wowww... refreshing and tempting.. love the presentation too.. gr8 job dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  10. I like to sprinkle some freshly grated pepper and salt in it too :)

  11. Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog! Your blog is beautiful and what a great recipe -- watermelon and mint is such a refreshing combo!

  12. Simple, easy, refreshing side dish for summer! Plus it is pretty too!

  13. Hi Mythreyi,
    I just love watermelon and I really love your dressing for the watermelon. Your presentation is so pretty. You always make everything so nice. Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen



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