Summer Corn and Watermelon Salad with Smoky Dressing
How to make without measurements:
- What I love is that this salad can be easily adapted. Feel free to use however much, and whichever greens you want and can find most fresh. Use this as a bed to lay all the other ingredients on. The amounts are completely dependent on what you want; add as much as you like and cut however you like. Small cubes, thin slices (like I did), or bigger chunks.
- Make as much pickled onion at a time as you like since it can keep in the fridge for weeks, and gets better as it sits. The ratio is this: fill up your bowl of onions halfway with raw ACV and the rest of the way with water, with a pinch of salt. Do not worry if all of it is not submerged as the onions will release water as they sit. Keep in the fridge as a flavorful condiment.
- The dressing is much like the onions in that you can make however much as you like since it will last in the fridge. Mix about equal parts of the raw ACV, coconut aminos, and water. The spices can be added based on what you like. I simply start sprinkling each in (about 1 teaspoon if you need a reference), tasting it and then adding more if needed. So add additional for your desired smoky taste.
- Red onion, thinly sliced, as desired
- Raw apple cider vinegar, as needed
- Water, as needed
- Pinch Celtic sea salt
- Raw apple cider vinegar, as desired
- Coconut aminos, as desired
- Water, as needed
- Spices - chili powder, ground cumin, turmeric, garlic powder
- Kelp granules and/or Celtic sea salt
- Mustard greens and lettuce chopped
- 1 medium zucchini or yellow squash, thinly sliced, organic preferred
- 1/4 large watermelon, thinly sliced
- 1-2 organic raw corn on the cob, shaved off
- 1/2 - 1 large avocado, sliced
Place as many onions as desired in a bowl. Pour in the vinegar until it reaches about halfway up the onions. Fill the rest with water and add salt.
Mix the onions and liquid together until broken up. The majority should be fully submerged, but the onions will release water so they do not have to be completely. Refrigerate at least 10-15 minutes and will last at least a week if kept in the fridge.
Mix together equal parts raw apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, and water. Add desired amount of spices, starting with about 1 teaspoon each and adding additional based desired smoky flavor. Finish with a sprinkle of kelp granules and salt.
Use as much greens and sliced vegetables, to desired shape and thickness, as you'd like. Begin building your salad by first laying down your greens. Layer the zucchini, watermelon, and corn. Feel free to use more or less of these than specified.
Finish with avocado slices, pickled onions, and dressing. Serve and enjoy!
Use whichever greens you can find most fresh, however something with a peppery bite is the perfect contrast to the sweet.
*For those that don't know, my recipes are made as whole and nutrient-dense as possible, but still incredibly satisfying. I share my recipes without measurements and hope they equip you to not feel confined to a recipe, but rather confident in your kitchen to be able to create something unique, nourishing, and delicious all on your own. So take this recipe as inspiration and enjoy! Head on over to my IG @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me if you have questions or comments.
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