Lois on WSHV's 1on1 with Bob Corso, featuring Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad.
Bob Corso Interviews Lois
Lois on WHSV's 1on1 with Bob Corso segment on Friday, June 14, discussed a delightfully easy Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad. Look at all the 1on1 programs on WHSV. There are a lot of interesting segments.
Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad is scrumptious and refreshing, perfect for summertime hot weather. The cucumbers (and slivered almonds if you use them) make it crunchy. The vinaigrette has a deep flavor with its mixture of mint, basil and dill. And the watermelon and tomatoes replenish that essential water you lose as you "glow" in the sun.
Here's a little known fact: women in the South not only do not sweat, they do not perspire. They glow, according to the late Nancy Bondurant Jones.
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Cube Watermelon or Make Melon Balls?
If you want to make your salad fancy, use a melon baller and scoop your melon into beautiful round balls. Of course, that means you need to have someone around to eat the parts that cannot be made into perfectly round balls. You will eventually only be able to make partially round balls and they might look like someone took a bite out of them.
That's why I usually simply cube my melon. It doesn't matter if the cubes are small or large. They look and taste terrific.
What's your preference?
Here's what a melon baller looks like (do you have one?)...
Serve Feta and Slivered Almonds On the Side
The recipe calls for both crumbled feta cheese and toasted slivered almonds. With all the food sensitivities around these days, I usually don't mix nuts into a salad. I let people add them if they want them. Feta cheese would tend to dissolve into the salad if you mixed it in, so I suggest allowing your guests to add the feta themselves, too. And there are many people who don't each milk products. So be safe. Serve the almonds and the feta on the side.