I’m not normally a salad kind of a guy at Thanksgiving because I prefer to save precious room for turkey and dessert, but other members of my family do like salad, so I think I’ll mention this recipe to my mother. Actually, though, this isn’t a “salad” in the traditional sense… it’s more of a mixture of a bunch of great ingredients. Sort of like potato salad or taco salad.
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
1 tablespoon poppy seed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped
3 cups seedless watermelon balls or small chunks
2 English cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced into small slices
Mix together the vinegar, water, sugar (adjusting as desired) and poppy seeds in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the chopped scallions. Place the watermelon and cucumber in a serving bowl and pour the marinade over the top. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate a couple of hours before serving. Toss gently before serving.