We had gone to Bidisha’s house for lunch when we were in Calcutta. We had this salad there and it was so utterly scrumptious that we invited ourselves for lunch again the next day, just to have it again! 🙂
A nice big watermelon, cut into medium bite sized chunks
Half a ripe and sweet pineapple, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
1 medium head of broccoli, steamed, dunked into cold water to allow it to remain green and cut into medium florets
7-8 sticks of asparagus, steamed and cut into 2 inch sticks
1 yellow and 1 red bell pepper, roasted or baked till slightly charred and cut into bite sized chunks
Handful of snowpeas steamed
10-15 cherry tomatoes
Prepare all of the above and chill for a few hours. Put everything in a big salad bowl. Add a packet of crumbled Feta cheese, a few tablespoons of good extra virgin olive oil, some leaves of fresh basil and salt to taste (Feta is usually quite salty, so I didn’t need any salt in my salad). Serve cold immediately with some hot toasted and buttered multi grain bread. You may sprinkle some pine nuts on it just before serving to add a slight crunch.
The dressing tends to become watery if it sits in the fridge for a little while, so really prepare this and serve right away.
BTW, this is the first time in my life I have loved watermelon! 🙂