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Pairing advice for this odd salad

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Pairing advice for this odd salad

chrisinroch | Jan 12, 2007 04:27 AM

This salad is really interesting. Nicely balanced flavors, not nearly as acidic as you would think with the cukes and the vinegar. Flavor is very slightly sweet, but very fresh.

Here is the recipe.
Cucumber, tomato, small bit of onion. Salted and water sweated out.

Vanilla dressing:
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar (you can substitute malt or cider vinegar, but do not use brown balsamic)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper

Melon vinaigrette:
1/4 cup cantaloupe juice
6 tablespoons watermelon juice
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/2 tablespoon finely sliced basil leaves

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