Watermelon and apple cucumber salad with Thai basil
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 min
Serves 6 as a side
It’s difficult to think of a more refreshing salad for summer than this one. You can make the dressing ahead of time for ease, but it’s best to slice the watermelon and cucumber at the last minute for optimum freshness and crunch.
1 apple cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
Large handful of Thai basil leaves
50ml white vinegar
50g caster sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
Juice from ½ lime
1 small red chilli, finely chopped
1. For dressing, bring vinegar, sugar and 50ml water to a simmer over medium heat until dissolved. Remove from heat, stir through fish sauce, lime and chilli and set aside. Season to taste, adding extra fish sauce or lime juice to taste.
2. Cut watermelon and apple cucumber just before serving and arrange on a platter, spoon over dressing just before serving and scatter with fried shallots and Thai basil to serve.
Recipe and image by Eatable.