Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Watermelon Summer Salad

 One of my co-workers recently shared this recipe with me and because she is such a great cook I had to try it. This is a great summer salad and I hope you try it because you won't be disappointed!!! The recipe originates from Kraft Canada and the dressing is Kraft Raspberry Vinaigrette. I am not usually a big fan or prepared salad dressings but this one is an exception to the rule! The combination of flavours is perfect.... sweet pecans, salty feta, fresh watermelon, buttery lettuce, tangy onions all smothered in a light raspberry vinaigrette, need I say more??


8 Cups Butter/Boston lettuce torn into small pieces
2 Cups seedless watermelon chunks cut into 1 inch pieces
¾ Cup quartered cucumber slices
⅓ Cup thinly sliced red onion
⅓ Cup Kraft Raspberry Vinaigrette (more or less depending on taste)
1 Cup coarsely chopped pecans
⅓ Cup granulated sugar
¼ Cup or more feta cheese

In a fry pan on medium heat combine pecans and sugar. Stir constantly until sugar is melted and nuts are evenly coated. Spread nuts on a piece of parchment paper or cookie sheet to cool.
In a large salad bowl add lettuce, watermelon, cucumber, onion, sugared pecans and feta. Pour dressing and toss. Serve immediately.
Coarsely chop pecans
Add pecans and sugar to a fry pan over medium heat.
Stir constantly
Pecans are done when sugar is dissolved and pecans are all coated.
Chop all the vegetables and watermelon.

This is the dressing.
Pour dressing over salad and toss.

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