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Recipe: Fresh as the Mountains Watermelon Salad

by BnB Finder | July 21st, 2016 | Best BnB Bites, Recipes, Salads
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fresh_as_the_mountains_watermelon_saladIs everyone enjoying the fresh air of summer and their favorite foods of the season? While there is a bounty of amazing dishes to devour, and seafood is one of our favorites, watermelon takes top prize for its refreshing versatility. Whether it’s part of dessert or a main dish, this signature warm weather fruit is definitely delectable. One of best ways we’ve found to enjoy it is as part of a salad – and that’s where our friends at Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn come in. Situated in the scenic region of Mountain City, TN,  this idyllic B&B is a renovated country mansion that offers guests cozy accommodations featuring exquisite scenic views, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces; traditional furnishings; original art collections; and of course, tantalizing and tasty breakfasts each morning.

Fresh as the Mountains Watermelon Salad


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Total Time
10 min

Total Time
10 min

Ingredients
  1. Fresh, ripe, watermelon, cut into 1 inch squares (the innkeeper prefers the seedless, “personal” melons)
  2. Fresh mint leaves, folded then snipped small with scissors (about two leaves per serving)
  3. Bottled poppy seed dressing (the innkeeper uses Brianna’s Home Style brand)*
  4. Tri-color tortilla strips (no gluten and little salt)
Instructions
  1. Preparation couldn’t be simpler.
  2. Cube the watermelon and place in individual bowls.
  3. Snip on fresh mint.
  4. Drizzle dressing and top with tortilla strips (for crunch).
  5. For a larger salad, which can stand in for a veggie course, toss in mini carrots (cut to about 1-inch lengths) and a slice of chopped onion.
Notes
  1. You can also substitute a half honey-half lime juice version for the bottled dressing for friends avoiding processed foods. Warm the honey slightly so it mixes easily with the juice.
  2. Serve with iced tea with a sprig of mint. Makes a great side with BBQ’d chicken and a lazy end-of-day on the patio.
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