I'm fed up! Why is everyone trying to improve on watermelon? What's to improve?
The last straw was a recent potluck dinner party when one of the guests said, "You all are my guinea pigs tonight. I tried a new salad recipe. Hope you like it."
Well, I didn't. Watermelon accompanied by garlic and olives and tomatoes, for God's sake! Garlic, olives and tomatoes love each other but they get together and jump on watermelon and kick all the texture, flavor and beauty right out of it.
Today I received a new magazine in the mail and there it was: a recipe for tomato, cucumber and watermelon salad, with cilantro, scallions and cayenne!
Okay, folks. I'm not a complete purist. One of my favorites is a "Melon Salad" using equal amounts of watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe with a bare hint of raspberry vinaigrette and fresh mint.
If you do much more than this, you kill the essence. And don't even let me hear that you put some on the grill.
I'm just sayin'.