MELON & CUCUMBER SALAD WITH RICOTTA SALATA

MELON & CUCUMBER SALAD WITH RICOTTA SALATA

By Ana Ortiz

My favorite summer salad. Melons and cucumbers are cooling, fragrant, and hydrating stars of summertime. Pistachios bring a little crunch, lime juice brings some brightness and acidity, and ricotta salata brings some briny depth. 

INGREDIENTS

1 small orange melon, like cantaloupe or charentais 

3 Persian cucumbers 

Pistachio oil 

1-2 limes

Maldon salt 

Ricotta salata

Chopped pistachios  

 

METHOD

Cut melon and cucumbers into bite size pieces. Toss with lime juice, pistachio oil, and a little maldon salt. Taste and add a little more lime, oil or salt if needed. Sprinkle with chopped pistachos. Shave ricotta salata on top.