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Watermelon, Fennel, Tomato, and Red-Onion Salad

Provided by: Chef David Burke
Served at: David Burke Townhouse

  • Type of Dish: Salads
  • Servings: 6
  • Cuisine: American
  • Special Requests: Quick and Easy
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1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into eighths
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 bunches watercress, stems removed
7 basil leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped sushi ginger
2 whole oranges, cut into segments


Vinaigrette: Add juice, zest, and vinegar to a mixing bowl and slowly whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Salad: Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl, pour in vinaigrette, and gently toss together. Serve immediately.

(Published 2005)

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