Today’s Recipe: Carol’s Summer Salad

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CAROL’S SUMMER SALAD
PREP TIME: 45 MINUTES, PLUS 45 MINUTES CHILLING
COOK TIME: 4-6 MINUTES
MAKES: 8 SERVINGS

Salad
4    cups cubed watermelon, cut into bite-size chunks
1    t salt
1    cup cashews
2    T honey
¼   lb back bacon, cooked and diced
4    ozs cream cheese, cut into small cubes
4    cups baby greens
1½ cups homemade Rosemary and Blue Cheese croutons

Lime-Coconut Dressing
2    T lime juice
2    T coconut vinegar
½   t grated ginger
1    t honey

1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon and salt; chill for 45 minutes.
2. While the watermelon is chilling, toast the cashews in a medium skillet over medium heat. Once they begin to brown, add honey and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes; spread out on parchment paper in a single layer to cool.
3. After chilling, drain watermelon in a colander and add to a large bowl. Add cashews, bacon, and cream cheese. Add baby greens and toss to combine.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing, and pour over salad.
5. Serve topped with homemade Rosemary and Blue Cheese croutons.

Gather ingredients for salad.

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Add 4 cups cubed watermelon to a large bowl. Then, add 1 t salt. Stir to combine and chill for 45 minutes.

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While the watermelon is chilling, toast 1 cup cashews in a medium skillet over medium heat.

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Once cashews begin to brown, add 2 T honey and stir.

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Cook for 1-2 minutes; spread out on parchment paper in a single layer to cool.

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After chilling, drain watermelon in a colander. Pour back into a large bowl.

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Add cashews, ¼ lb cooked and diced back bacon, and 4-ozs cubed cream cheese.

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Add 4 cups baby greens. Toss to combine.

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Gather ingredients for dressing.

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For the dressing, add 2 T lime juice to a small bowl.

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Add 2 T coconut vinegar.

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Add ½ t grated ginger.

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Add 1 t honey.

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Whisk to combine.

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Pour over salad and toss to combine.

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Serve salad with 1½ cups homemade Rosemary and Blue Cheese croutons.

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Leave a comment 3 Comments

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This recipe looks absolutely fabulous! All the colors of summer with the most intriguing tropical salad dressing. This is a must try for our continual hot and oppressive heat of summer. This salad along with a fresh baguette from our local French bakery will make the perfect summer evening meal. Thanks Carol!

  2. Krista says:

    Yummy! My mouth is watering. This looks like a real tasty salad and super easy to put together. I’m going to try this salad soon.

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Oh my gosh, Carole, this salad looks delicious! What a perfect solution to a new twist with watermelon too.

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