Okay, this is going to be a super long shot . . .
As those of you who read the New York Times may know, in addition to their weekly Sunday magazine they also put out every couple of months a "Style" magazine along some theme - Men's Fashion/Home Decor/whatever. In Summer 2005 the topic was travel, and in the magazine they had this AWESOME recipe for a salad unlike anything I have ever seen before. I made it alongside shrimp and spinach enchiladas and it made my tastebuds weep with joy.
Here is what I know was in it:
onions cured in lime juice
strawberries or watermelon (?)
basil or mint (?)
All tossed up in a honey lime vinegarette. There may have been more ingredients as well.
I could play around with the things I for sure remember and probably come up witha reasonable facsimile, but I would LOVE to get my hands on the original recipe. Has anyone ever seen a recipe like that? Or keep 5-year-old piles of Sunday New York Times squirreled away in their attic? Or know someone who works at the NYT with access to their archive vault (the style mag archives aren't online).