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Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad is a fruit, refreshing salad ~ perfect to serve at a BBQ or with any main meal (Including a divine Roasted Tomato Dressing recipe).

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad

I shared the recipe for this very fruity, kid-friendly Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad at The V Spot a few weeks ago And am now sharing it with you here on With A Blast in case you missed it.

No matter the season, Summer or Winter !  You will find at least a dozen families in our small neighborhood with a fire lit, ready for barbecuing just about every weekend.

Friday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons, and just about any other holiday.

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad

Watching a Rugby game, our biggest sport in South-Africa, just won’t be the same without a fire going and some juicy, delicious rump steaks.

And some skewered meats/vegetables and salads outside in the barbecue area or next to the swimming pool with a cocktail in hand of course !

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad

Getting to the recipe, the roasted tomato dressing is absolutely delicious and a huge favorite of ours, which can be used on so many different types of salads.

I normally make the dressing the night before. Then keep it chilled and when I put the mixed Melon and Avocado Salad together, we are talking minutes here to get the salad together.

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad {Tomatoes ready for roasting}

A bit of cubing, slicing and tossing of the salad ingredients are quick and easy.

Especially if you can get hold of already cubed fresh Mixed Melons.  I normally get ready to use from our supermarket where we buy our daily fruits and vegetables.

If you rather prefer your salad with the dressing on the side, I have to tell you that the color and smooth texture of the dressing is absolutely lovely !

And would look great, in a small glass dressing container, next to the salad for your guests to help themselves to.

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad

Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Mixed Melon and Avocado Salad is a fruit, refreshing salad ~ perfect to serve at a BBQ or with any main meal (Including a divine Roasted Tomato Dressing recipe).
Course: Salad
Servings: 8 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
ROASTED TOMATO DRESSING:
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil extra virgin, divided
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 TB Dijon Mustard
  • 2 TB Lemon Juice
  • 1 TB Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 t Sugar
SALAD:
  • 3 cups Mixed Melon cubed, (i.e. Watermelon, Cantaloupe, etc)
  • 2 Avocados cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 2 rounds Feta Cheese cubed or crumbled
  • Baby Arugula to garnish (optional)
Instructions
ROASTED TOMATO DRESSING:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) – form a small “bowl” using aluminum foil (see photo in post)} – spray with cooking oil and place on a baking sheet or oven dish

  2. Place the Tomatoes for the Dressing in the aluminum bowl – drizzle with 2 TB Olive Oil and season lightly with Salt and Pepper – bake 15 minutes or until soft and bursting from the skin – remove from the oven and let cool
  3. Once the Tomatoes have cooled, transfer to a blender together with the remaining Olive Oil, Mustard, Lemon Juice, Vinegar and Sugar – blend until smooth (discard any Tomato skins which might still be visible) – chill until ready to use

SALAD:
  1. Toss together the Salad ingredients – transfer to a serving platter or salad bowl – drizzle with the Dressing and garnish with Arugula (if using)

Serve immediately. If serving a little later, be sure to lightly drizzle the Avocado cubes in some Lemon juice to prevent discoloration.

LINDA

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Carole

Thursday 2nd of June 2016

Linda, would love to see this over at Food on Friday at Carole's Chatter - the theme is melons - a bit niche but I'm hoping to get some good stuff! Cheers

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