Salt & Pepper Watermelon

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A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason, this is also an account of what happens when I make this dish, so you’ll understand each step. Of course when you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don’t like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

The first time I tossed a perfectly good watermelon with olive oil my partner Rachel thought I was nuts — until she tried it. The combination may sound a bit odd but once you taste it you’ll be hooked too.

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Directions for: Salt & Pepper Watermelon


Half a watermelon, cut into large cubes

A generous splash or two of your best olive oil

A sprinkle or two of salt and pepper


1. Toss the watermelon with the olive oil and lots of salt and pepper. I dare you to eat just one chunk!

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