Spanish Korean Fruit Salad of Love

Building the a love for fresh herbs.


Every summer tapas meal needs a salad, and since it's summer in Korea we decided on one that included all the local favorites: watermelon, cucumber and tomatoes.  


If you have ever been to both Korea or Spain you know that both places can't get enough watermelon, cucumber or tomato so they are perfect choice for a fusion salad to highlight the similarities.  The biggest issue was how to make it all fusion-y.  We only made a few small changes.  Of course, the taste was just perfection.  You can't go wrong with fresh fruit and herbs.


1/4 large watermelon cubed (or any other melon you have on hand)
1 cup cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
1 medium cucumber or 1/2 one large cucumber cubed
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh basil
3 tablespoons pine nut oil or olive oil
a pinch of salt
a pinch of korean red pepper (optional)

We don't need to make this too complicated.  This salad is very simple.  Cube everything up in smallish cubes and toss together with oil, herbs and salt.

Cooking Note: This recipe is great for kids.  It's easy to make, healthy and they will love to eat it all.  It's also a wonderful recipe to help them develop a passion for the taste of fresh herbs.


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