Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cool Melon Salad with Hot Bacon

This recipe is courtesy of The Kitchn blog.

Cool Melon Salad with Hot Bacon
Serves 2 to 4

Salad Ingredients:
4 to 5 strips bacon, cut into 3-inch pieces
1 small, sweet melon, such as canary melon or cantaloupe
several small mint leaves, torn if big
a small handful of arugula or spicy cress, washed and dried well (optional)

Dressing Ingredients:
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)

Garnish Ingredients:
freshly ground pepper a few mint springs

1. Slice the melon in half, scoop out the seeds and cut into wedges. Cut the skin off the flesh and the flesh into large cubes. Place the cubes in a bowl and chill in the fridge.
2. Whisk together dressing ingredients and reserve.
3. Cook and drain the bacon. Toss the melon, arugula/cress (if desired) and mint with a drizzle of dressing. Serve immediately.

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