Tomato-Watermelon Salad with Almond Vinaigrette

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 20, 2015

Tomato-Watermelon Salad with Almond Vinaigrette

Tomato-Watermelon Salad with Almond Vinaigrette

Serve summer on a plate with this bright, refreshing salad made with the honest, straightforward flavors of juicy watermelon and vine-ripened tomatoes at the peak of ripeness. The sharp brininess of the capers and the spiciness of the harissa, a North African chile past, give all-American flavors an unexpected international flair.

Grilled Lobster-Noodle Salad

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 15, 2015

Grilled Lobster-Noodle Salad

Grilled Lobster-Noodle Salad

A little bit of lobster goes a long way in this homey but elegant noodle dish, which will add a touch of sophistication to any brunch table. Inspired by the cooking of Singapore, where noodles are eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the dish is satisfying without being overly filling. Lobster is too good and too expensive to throw away any edible morsel, so use every last piece of lobster meat for this light salad. Pieces that are too small to grill, such as the meat in the tail flippers, can be tossed in with the noodles before serving.

Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | May 24, 2012

watermelon basil salad

With a beautiful pop of red and green to showcase the sweet and savory flavors, this watermelon salad is very easy to make and has only five ingredients that are simply tossed together. It’s a refreshing option as an appetizer, side dish, or healthy snack during these warm weather months ahead.


Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

By marcussamuelsson.com | March 22, 2012

Photo: Gabriel Li

The warm weather is here early this year! The early season means one of spring and summer’s favorite fruits is starting to pop up at the market earlier- the watermelon. This juicy fruit is ideal by itself or in desserts, but its versatility also makes for a great salad ingredient.

Seasonal eating is about highlighting the main ingredient, and in this case the watermelon is highlighted without too many other additives. This super easy Watermelon Basil Salad has only five ingredients and can be put together in less than five minutes. It’s a great option as an appetizer, side dish, or healthy snack during these warm weather months.

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