Watermelon Salad with Lemon and Coriander Seed Dressing

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Ingredients for the dressing

½ teaspoon coriander seeds
Juice of 2 lemons
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
¼ cup olive oil

Ingredients for the salad
1 Asian pear, cubed
Juice of ½ lemon
3 cups watermelon, cubed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup mixed radishes and turnips, cubed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
5 cups mixed salad greens


Step 1: 
Combine the pear cubes with the lemon juice in a small bowl, and set aside.

Step 2: 
Make the dressing: Toast the coriander seeds in a skillet set over medium heat until lightly golden. Then grind the seeds fine with a mortar and pestle. Combine the ground coriander, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and whisk to dissolve the sugar. Slowly whisk in the oil.

Step 3: 
Drain the pear, and place the cubes in a salad bowl. Add the watermelon, cherry tomatoes, radishes and turnips, parsley, and basil. Toss to combine. Add the salad greens, toss again, and drizzle with the dressing. Serve immediately.