If you are looking for an easy way to incorporate the daily required portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, look no further. Fruit and Vegetables combined can make the most interesting and filling salads. Salads that can be served on the side of a nice meal or as a meal itself. Throwing together an assortment of half a dozen vegetables and luscious fruit made up this spur of the moment salad. A really light yet flavourful dressing of orange juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper finished this off nicely. I recently got myself a melon baller and have been going berserk with it! Which is actually how this salad began! I like that its far easier to scoop up soft fruit like melons and papaya with this one, than the other cumbersome process of skinning and chopping into chunks!
2 cups watermelon chunks or roundels made with a melon baller
segments from one orange, reserve the residual juice about 1/3 cup
1/2 each red and yellow bell peppers, cubed
1 large tomato, cubed
1 cup tender cucumber, skinned and cubed, seeds removed
2-3 baby corn, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
For the dressing:
1/3 orange juice
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander
a pinch of salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
Mix all of the above and keep aside.
In a large bowl, put together all of the vegetables, watermelon and orange segments. Toss lightly and chill till you are ready to serve. Add the dressing and toss again just before serving.