Watermelon Recipes – Salads and Sandwiches

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    It may sound odd, but sweet, juicy watermelon can add an unexpected crunch to your favorite salads and sandwiches. Stephanie Simek from watermelon.org takes you through some simple salad and sandwich recipes that incorporate watermelon, the lycopene leader in fresh produce.

    Stephanie Simek: Hi! I am Stephanie Simek with the National Watermelon Promotion Board. I am going to show you how to make some watermelon salads and sandwiches. First, we'll start off with a quick and easy sweet and sour watermelon and English cucumber salad. You just put in some black poppy seed in oil, vinegar and toss it to taste. Next we have a grilled chicken, watermelon, pours in, in a regular sandwich on some herb focaccia. First thing is our classic steak sandwich. Two pieces of any artisan bread that's toasted, some pesto sauce, couple of pieces of cheese, watermelon. We'll go next within the lattice, couple of pieces of tomato and then bacon, our last step, the bread. There is our classic steak sandwich.

    Next, we'll move on to a salad which is actually called my favorite vegetable casserole. We start off with just three cups of thinly sliced spinach leaves, in a nice base going, one and a half cups of cubed watermelon, be as thick or thin as you like, another one and half cups of shredded carrots, give a nice spread. Now we do one half of a cup off ginger dressing, nice drizzle over that, it's got a good agent flavor, and another half a cup of toasted almonds that are sliced, get a nice look of a casserole, but it's actually a salad. That's how you make some easy salads and sandwiches using watermelon.