Watermelon salad from Peaches

April 17, 2009 3:37:03 PM PDT
It's a refreshing dish, perfect for spring. We visited Peaches for a taste of their watermelon salad.

Peaches is located in Stuyvesant Heights in a section that some call Sola -- that's short for the Shops Of Lewis Avenue.

You can find Peaches on the net at www.peachesbrooklyn.com.

Peaches' Watermelon Salad

serves 4

Ingredients:

4c. Diced Watermelon (1" dice)
12 paper thin slices Country Ham (prosciutto can substitute)
Slivers of Red Onion, refreshed in ice water
1 Radishes, thinly sliced and reserved in ice water
2 tablespoons Mint, chiffonade, (4 leaves)
4c. loosely packed baby Arugula

Toss pickled Watermelon, onions, shaved radish and mint with Lime Vinaigrette.

Place on a bed of Arugula and top with shaved country ham.

Lime Vinaigrette

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon Cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons Pickled Ginger, minced
1/2 teaspoon Thai Chile Paste (Sambal Oelek)
1 teaspoon Superfine Sugar

Combine all ingredients except olive oil. Add Olive oil in a steady stream while whisking constantly.


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