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Friday, June 12, 2009

Watermelon Vinaigrette


What else can you make a vinaigrette out of? So far, I've done pineapple and honey-mustard. Now I've move on to watermelon. Since summer is right around the corner, it's the perfect time to start eating some summer foods. Fruity and deliciously good. A nice little tang from the vinegar melding with the mellow flavor of the watermelon.

I served it with some of the Grilled Yogurt Marinated Chicken Tenders over a bed of butter lettuce salad. Showing the butter alone looked a little boring and too green. Plus the vinaigrette tasted really good with the chicken.

I'm submitting this to this week's BSI: Watermelon hosted by Kim at The Ungourmet.

Makes 1 cup.



Watermelon Vinaigrette

1 c watermelon pieces (deseeded)
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
2-3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp sugar
pepper
Salt

PureƩ the watermelon pieces in a blender, food processor, with an emulsifier or you can mash it by hand. (Feel free to strain the blend after to remove the watermelon bits, but I like the bits in there.)

Combine the watermelon with the vinegar, oil and sugar. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Adjust ingredients according to taste.


The pic below is the color of the finished vinaigrette since it's not as noticeable on the salad. It's like the color of the sun. Perfect for summer!!



42 comments:

Debbie said...

You are so creative!!! I think I would just love that over the chicken!

Donna-FFW said...

How unique!! Love the sound of a watermelon viniagrette. Wonderful, Jenn!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a delicious idea, very fresh flavours!

doggybloggy said...

watermelon vinaigrette sounds so great - I can think of tons of ways I could enjoy this.....well done!

Parita said...

Oh my god jenn you are so creative, unusual dear and I am sure must have tasted good

Leela said...

Watermelon vinaigrette sounds so light, refreshing, and delicious. I'm bookmarking this in my summer picnic recipe collection, though I'm sure fruity vinaigrettes like this are great all year round.

pigpigscorner said...

Very creative use of watermelon! Sounds like a very summery dressing.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful! I've never thought of using watermelon this way - it's simply brilliant!

lisaiscooking said...

Great idea of using watermelon! I have to try this.

girlichef said...

Very pretty...and it sounds like the perfect summery vinaigrette...YUM!

Leilani Josh said...

I love the chicken salad... perfect for summertime! I will for sure have to try that watermelon vinaigrette! Yum!

Bob said...

Ooooo, that sounds good. My girlfriend is nuts about watermelon, I'll have to make this for her.

Elra said...

Truly unique vinaigrette Jenn. You are very creative and talented cook for sure. Sounds really delicious!

5 Star Foodie said...

Very creative idea! Sounds delightful!

The Duo Dishes said...

Nice idea. So fruity and festive. Never would've thought of that one.

Pooja said...

What an awesome idea Jenn! Hats off to you!

the ungourmet said...

Looks awesome! I've never tried a watermelon vinaigrette.

Off now to link your recipe. :0)

Justin said...

interesting flavor combo. i've definitely never tried that before.

HannahBanana aka Amanda said...

Wow....I've used blackcurrants, blueberries, apricot...all kinds of fruit in dressings...but never watermelon! Sounds so refreshing and different. Thanks for the recipe. Great blog!

Pam said...

What a seriously great idea!

Jenn said...

Debbie: It really goes great with the chicken.

Donna, Heavenly Housewife, Fearless Kitchen, girlichef, Elra, 5 Star Foodie, Duo Dishes, Pooja, Pam: Thanks.

Doggy: You can find so many uses for this.

Parita: It did. Bring a refreshing taste to the salad.

Leela: It's good year round.

pigpigscorner: It is.

Lisaiscooking: You should: :-)

Leilani Josh: Enjoy!

Bob: Your gf will love it.

The Ungourmet: Give it a try.

Justin: It's a refreshing change.

HannahBanana: Thanks for stopping by.

nora@ffr said...

Mmmm, tummies are rumbling for these! They sound addictive.. jenn ye very creative!! love this idea.. great job!! keep it up!1
cheers!!

Soma said...

What a beautifully unique idea!

Sweta said...

What a wonderful vinaigrette!!I hope I can save some watermelon to try this out ;)

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

Mmmm... My hubby loves viniagrettes... I am more of a creamy dressing person myself. This sounds very refreshing, though. I will make it for him next time I make salad.

OysterCulture said...

This dish just sounds so tasty and refreshing, you're a genious.

Jenn said...

Nora, Soma, Oyster Culture: Thanks.

Sweta; I had to remind myself to save some, too. LOL.

Jen: THe hubby will love this.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I would have never thought of using watermelon in a vinaigrette! But it sounds delicious, and I can totally imagine it... I'll definitely try it! Have a great weekend!

curlytop said...

Jenn,

What do I have sitting in my fridge as I type this? A big old juicy watermelon! Now I know what's for dinner. :D

With Love,

Emily

Jenn said...

Andrea: Thanks. You too.

Curly Top: Perfect timing!

Phyllis said...

Jenn, your watermelon vinaigrette is so clever! Gorgeous color too. But I can only imagine what this vinaigrette tastes like because I became allergic to melons a few years ago!

nora@ffr said...

Mmmm, tummies are rumbling for these! They sound addictive.. jenn ye very creative!! love this idea.. great job!! keep it up!1
cheers!!

Reeni♥ said...

What a good idea! I bet it would be good drizzled over fruit salad, too.

Jenn said...

Phyllis: Oh no. That's a bummer. You would have loved this.

Nora: Thanks.

Reeni: Definitely goes great on a fruit salad.

Lori Lynn said...

Really, Innovative. Idea.
I need to try this one, I am a collector of vinaigrettes.
LL

teresa said...

How fun! I bet this is so good over chicken!

Jenn said...

Lori Lynn: you'll Love it.

Teresa: It is.

Daily Spud said...

While I'm not a big fan of watermelon per se, I'd have to say that I'm liking the idea of a watermelon vinaigrette a lot. A lot, I tell you.

Jenn said...

Daily Spud: Thanks.

Mary said...

What a creative idea. Actually, your blog is chock full of luscious things. I'm going to visit more often.

Jenn said...

Mary: Thanks.

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