Introducing: Junkyard Salad – The Perfect Balance of Savory, Sweet and Crunchy
Are you looking for a fresh, invigorating salad to add some extra oomph to your next meal? Look no further than Junkyard Salad! This savory, sweet and crunchy salad is packed full of flavors and textures to tantalize your taste buds.
Originating from the kitchens of Mexico, Junkyard Salad is a unique mix of contrasting ingredients that pack a punch. With its combination of sweet watermelon and salty morsels of feta cheese, zesty onion, and a spicy jalapeno vinaigrette, it’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet that will leave you wanting more.
- 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup julienned jalapeno pepper
- For the jalapeno vinaigrette:
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, feta cheese, cucumber, red onion, and jalapeno pepper.
- To make the jalapeno vinaigrette, whisk together all of the ingredients until emulsified.
- Drizzle the jalapeno vinaigrette over the salad and toss to combine.
- Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Junkyard Salad truly is a unique dish. In one bite, you experience a full range of flavors, from the crisp sweetness of watermelon, to the salty feta cheese. The zesty red onion adds a wonderful pop of color and the jalapeno vinaigrette adds a subtle kick of heat. It really is a treat for the senses.
Junkyard Salad makes a perfect pairing for tacos, enchiladas, or any Mexican-inspired dish. For other ideas, pair it with grilled vegetables, a spicy soup or stew, or include it in a Tex-Mex buffet.
If you’re looking for a delicious and unique salad to spice up your next meal, give Junkyard Salad a try. You won’t be disappointed!