Watermelon, green apple and lime salad


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a side
    • Difficulty


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Ottolenghi Simple

By Yotam Ottolenghi

Published 2018

  • About

This is delicious as it is – it screams summer, it screams virtuous and it definitely screams delicious – but some salt-roasted peanuts, pistachios or cashews sprinkled on top also work as a nice addition.


  • ½ medium watermelon (1.3 kg), rind and seeds discarded and flesh cut into 7cm long, ½cm wide batons (600g)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples<


  • Mix the salad just before you’re ready to serve, otherwise it will get too soggy. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, apples, lime zest, lime juice, olive oil and lemongrass with three-quarters of the herbs and ¾ teaspoon of flaked salt. Using your hands as a natural sieve,