Tomato and watermelon salad
On a hot day, this unusual salad is a lovely cool accompaniment to braaied chicken.
Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 5 minutes
• 6 cups (1,5ℓ) watermelon, cut into 1cm cubes • 2 large, very ripe tomatoes, cut into cubes • 1 teaspoon (5ml) sugar • ¼ cup (60ml) mint leaves, chopped • juice of half a lime • 1 teaspoon (5ml) whole cumin seeds • ½ teaspoon (2,5ml) whole fennel seeds • a 2cm-piece fresh ginger, finely grated • ¼ teaspoon (1,25ml) turmeric powder • ¼ teaspoon (1,25ml) chilli powder • juice of 1 lemon
THIS IS HOW
Juice 2 cups (500ml) of the watermelon and set aside. Mix the remaining watermelon, tomato, sugar, a pinch of salt, mint leaves and lime juice in a bowl. Combine the cumin, fennel, ginger, turmeric, chilli and lemon juice in a hot pan. Add the juiced watermelon and let the mixture simmer for 3-5 minutes. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.