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A question about a recipe: Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel

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I have a question about the recipe "Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel" from Amanda Hesser. Do you chill the sauce before pouring over salad?

asked by LLoquet over 2 years ago
3 answers 503 views
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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

Good question. The recipe implies that you pour it right over the salad, but wilted watermelon is not a good thing (imho) so I would let it cool before
adding it to the salad and chill the entire salad before serving.

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ChefJune

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added over 2 years ago

I wouldn't chill it, but I think the watermelon will like it best at room temperature. If it's too cold, the ingredients are likely to separate.

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

My experience with watermelon in salads is that it collapses if sitting in dressing 1/2 hour or more. So cool dressing & add just before you serve.