Summer Melon Salad with Spicy Yogurt DressingPosted: Updated:
Yield: 4 servings
1-1/4 cups Geek style yogurt
1 each Lime, juice and zest
2 Tbsp Mint, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp Basil, roughly chopped
1 tsp Fresh ginger, finely chopped
½ tsp Ancho chile powder
To taste Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4-5 lbs Ripe melon, Tuscan, charentais or crenshaw (should yield approx. 2 lb cleaned)
2-3 cups Tender baby greens
1 tsp Olive oil
2 each Green onion, thinly sliced
1. Combine the yogurt, lime juice and zest, mint, basil, ginger, and chile powder to the drained yogurt; mix well. Season to taste with salt & pepper and set aside.
2. Peel the skin off the melon, cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut into bite-size pieces.
3. Place the greens in a large mixing bowl. Toss with a few drops of olive oil and a few grains of salt; arrange on a serving platter. Arrange the melon over the greens and top melon with the yogurt dressing. Sprinkle with the green onion.
• The melon can be tossed with the yogurt dressing if desired.