Monday, November 08, 2010

Watermelon Salad

Does anyone know how to select a really juicy, sweet and flavorful watermelon? I am never really lucky although i follow all the best ways suggested like - to look at the color and quality of the flesh, which should be a deep color and absent from white streaks. If it features seeds, they should be deep in color. Oftentimes, however, we do not have this liberty when purchasing watermelon since it is more common to buy a whole, uncut fruit. When choosing a whole watermelon, look for one that is HEAVY for its size with a rind that is relatively smooth and that is neither overly shiny nor overly dull. In addition, one side of the melon should have an area that is distinct in color from the rest of the rind, displaying a yellowish or creamy tone. This is the underbelly, the place that was resting on the ground during ripening, and if the fruit does not have this marking, it may have been harvested prematurely, which will negatively affect its taste, texture and juiciness.

Although winter is coming upon us soon, watermelons can still be found in the markets but the season for watermelon is in the summer when they are sweet and of the best quality.No other fruit says summer like the subtly crunchy, thirst quenching watermelon. This post is way overdue and i posted it so that friends from down under and the tropics can enjoy this delicious, refreshing and easy to prepare salad.

For recipe click HERE

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