I love to read. Anything and everything. Because of this I finally decided the time had come to get a few girls together to start a book-club. :) Our first book-club was this past Sunday, and as any good host, food and beverages must be a part of the event. One of the dishes I decided to make was a Watermelon & Bacon Salad. I know the combination may sound a little strange, but have no fear, it is amazing. This is one of those salty-sweet combinations that create the perfect bite, especially when the weather is nearing 90 degrees. Enjoy!
- In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, agave, olive oil, onion, parsley and salt & pepper. Set aside.
- Fry bacon in a nonstick saute pan for about 8 minutes, until crisp. Remove to a plate covered in paper towel and allow to cool. Once cooled, finely chop.
- In a second nonstick saute pan, put the pine nuts in it (without oil) and turn the heat to medium. Shake the pan every 30 seconds and toss the pine nuts. When they are fragrant and lightly browned, turn the heat off and remove the pine nuts to a plate and allow to cool.
- Place the watermelon into a large serving bowl and pour the liquid mixture over it, tossing lightly. Top with toasted pine nuts, bacon and cheese. Serve immediately.