This simple, light and lovely dish (#38) is inspired by Amsterdam, the city in which I first sampled it. Reading the description on the menu, I thought it sounded repulsive. Watermelon paired with cheese and walnuts!? Gross. So on that premise, my friend and I decided to give it a go.
I was shocked. The flavors paired together perfectly. The light juicy sweetness of the melon balanced beautifully with the subtly strong cheese. The walnuts added a fabulous crunch, another layer of texture variety to the dish. I was surprised to find myself loving it!!
The ingredients needed are simple:
-Watermelon, cut into bite sized cubes.
-Walnuts (I imagine pine nuts would also be rather tasty…)
Directions: combine the first four ingredients in some semblance that is pleasing to the eye. Drizzle on a bit of balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy!! This dish is not only delicious but its beautiful, the colors vivid and eye-catching. Serve it at your next dinner party to give off an adventurous and trendy vibe 😉
To see all of the adventures, wanderings and amazing edibles I experienced on my recent trip to Amsterdam, look no further. Here is smattering #1 of photos and stories, and smattering #2. Enjoy! I hope it may inspire a future trip for you 😉 as Amsterdam is without question one of the most underrated and awesome cities in Europe.
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