A MONTH OF SALADS - Day 11

Day 11. First day of week 3. I made a salad! Well now of course I did. I'm in the groove now, there ain't no stoppin this train! Today's salad was a whip-it-together-while-the-pork-chops-grill kinda day with a full hour in between arrival apres-school and departure-for-soccer. Love these nights. My aim: to use up the leftover watermelon in my fridge. My mission: to make it tasty and reminiscent of something I would see at Ottolenghi's (ok a far cry for SURE, but let's say instead INSPIRED by Ottolenghi's.). Final result: pretty good!

 Local suppliers Hotchkiss featured prominently in this salad.

Local suppliers Hotchkiss featured prominently in this salad.

Whisked the dressing together first, to make sure it was tasty enough: about 1/4 cup good quality olive oil, added about 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses (you can find this at any Middle Eastern shop, my favourite being Shaganappi Grocer on 17th Ave SW, just west of 36th Street on the south side), about 2 tbsp red wine vinegar to up the sharpness, juice of one lemon, pinch of sea salt and grind o pepper, and adjusted til it tasted right. Chopped in this mess some fresh mint from the garden, parsley too, added these here local delicious radish sprouts courtesy of Hotchkiss Produce, some of their pea sprouts too, and chopped up some watermelon, I would say maybe 2 cups. I forgot to mention, while I was putting this whole thing together, I put up 1 cup water with 1 cup bone broth on to boil, and threw in a cup of sprouted quinoa in there to cook for 15 minutes. Cooled it. Then added that to the salad mess. This was the result.

Take that, Monday night. We were even on time for the soccer game tonight. And my girl KICKED IT! Good lord above, sometimes I think I have the best seat in the house watching this one through her days. Salad on, my friends. And thanks to those who have been sending me pics of their dinner table salad offerings! I am inspired!