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Drunken Watermelon Salad with Strawberries, Basil & Rosé

Drunken Watermelon Salad with Strawberries, Basil & Rosé
Recipe Date:
August 20, 2023
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Serve it as a cooling appetizer or a vibrant, healthy dessert. You can also make it into a light meal by accompanying it with a crusty baguette slathered with creamy goat cheese, and a fresh from the garden salad. Pair it with a cheese plate with chevre, ricotta salata or feta for entertaining. We recommend you have an extra bottle of Rosé to serve alongside.
  • 1 bottle chilled Rosé
  • 8 cups cubed, chilled watermelon
  • 2 cups washed, hulled strawberries cut in ½
  • 1/4 cup torn basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp pink peppercorns or 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp black lava salt or coarse sea salt
  • 4 chilled bowls or 1 large, chilled serving bowl
  • Distribute the fruit evenly into 4-6 chilled individual serving bowls or into one large, chilled serving bowl.  
  • Top the fruit with torn basil. 
  • For individual servings, pour ½ cup chilled Rosé on the fruit per bowl.  For a large serving, pour 2-1/2 cups of Rosé on the fruit.  Feel free to add a little more Rosé if needed. 
  • Sprinkle evenly with pink peppercorns and black lava salt.  Serve immediately with more chilled Rosé, of course.

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