Thursday, July 9, 2015

Watermelon and Salmon in a Refreshing Summer Salad.

I have been living in Spain for over a decade now, and I can truly understand why it is one of the world's top touristic destinations. The weather, the amazing nature, the rich history, the beautiful cities, the breathtaking beaches and of course the world class cuisine draw people form across the globe to try to the Spanish way of life.

If you had the chance to visit Spain so you must be familiar with tapas. A tapa is a small food portion that can range from just some olives to sophisticated meals and salads. In many places tapas are served for free with a drink, you can also find restaurants were only tapas are served.

Last year, in a hot summer day like the ones we're having this year, and in one of my favorite restaurants in the center of Madrid I tried a deliciously refreshing salad. It had a weird combination of ingredients but it was extremely delicious and perfect for hot summer days which often get too hot in Madrid.

I remembered this salad recently as  the Foodies plus, a Google plus community, suggested a Spanish Tapas month. I thought this salad would be the perfect recipe, since it could be served as tapas, as a first course or even a light main course. In all cases, this salad will surely please those who like to venture and try new flavor combinations; however, anyone should try it as it's easy to make and delicious.

For 4 persons, you need:
  • 150 g watermelon cut into cubes
  • 100 g smoked salmon, cut into small strips
  • 1 avocado cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • the juice of one big lemon or 2 small ones
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chopped dill
  • black salt (optional) for decoration and olive oil
You just need to mix everything in a bowl, then arrange a small portion in a plate, add few drops of olive oil, decorate to your liking and enjoy with a cold beer or chilled white wine!

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