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    Bangin' Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Turmeric Oil (Gluten-Free)

    Scott Adams
    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      This delightful salad of watermelon and tomatoes is infused with coconut oil coriander, and turmeric.

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    Celiac.com 09/19/2020 - With their red flesh and their deep connection to summer, tomatoes and watermelon are like brothers from another mother. Firm, sweet and juicy at their peak of ripeness, all you need to make them sing together, is some salt, spice, and a little fat. This recipe goes that distance, and then turns a corner with spiced turmeric oil. The result is a dish fit for royalty. 

    For this recipe, it's important to use tomatoes and watermelon at room temperature, otherwise the coconut oil will seize, and culinary disaster will ensue.

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    • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
    • 1 tsp. coarsely crushed peppercorns
    • 1 tsp. coarsely crushed coriander seeds
    • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
    • ½ tsp. ground turmeric
    • ¼ large seedless watermelon (about 3 pounds), yellow is best, rind removed, flesh cut into ½" pieces
    • 2 medium or large heirloom tomatoes, cut into ½" pieces
    • 8 oz. mild feta cheese, cut into ½" pieces
    • Flaky sea salt

    Heat coconut oil, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and turmeric in a small saucepan over medium until fragrant, about 3 minutes. 

    Let turmeric oil cool slightly.

    Arrange watermelon, tomato, and feta on a platter. 

    Drizzle turmeric oil evenly over and sprinkle with salt.

    Pretend you are some kind of Raj from a bygone era, and enjoy.

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    Edited by Scott Adams


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  • About Me

    Scott Adams was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. In 1995 he launched the site that later became Celiac.com to help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives.  He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of the (formerly paper) newsletter Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. Celiac.com does not sell any products, and is 100% advertiser supported.

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