With the weather picking up in London, it’s approaching my favourite time of the year. SUMMER. Salad season is upon us, so today we’re going for a meat and fruit combination – Pork + Watermelon Skewers served with watercress, pecan, red onion and gorgonzola salad. Fancy.

Fruit in savoury dishes is frowned upon by some, but I love trying out new flavour combinations, and this dish really does sing. It also comes with that bonus of only needing a quarter of a watermelon. That’s plenty of watermelon leftover gorgeous Watermelon Mojitos, another summer superstar.

Let’s make Pork + Watermelon Skewers.

I picked up some ready diced pork leg for this recipe. Pork leg is a pretty lean cut of meat, which means there isn’t a great deal of fat content so you could say that this recipe is healthy, I guess.

First, pre-heat the grill to high. Add diced pork and watermelon to the skewers alternately. You only need to grill these guys for about 7 minutes per side (so 14 – 15 in total). My grill is not the best, so keep an eye, you don’t want to overcook the pork; otherwise it’ll be dry and horrible.

While the Pork + Watermelon Skewers cook; toss together watercress, finely slice half a red onion and roughly chopped pecans. Place the salad on a plate and dot small pieces of gorgonzola across the top, and just hidden inside, the mixture.

Don’t forget to check the Pork + Watermelon Skewers under that grill!!!

Coriander works FAB with watermelon and also compliments the watercress, pecan, red onion and gorgonzola salad. So we’re going to whip up a really quick yoghurt dip, with coriander and garlic.

watercress, pecans, gorgonzola and red onion on a speckled plate in the foreground, behind there is a plate of pork and watermelon on skewers to the left, and quarter of a watermelon to the far right corner.

Simply finely chop a small handful of coriander and a couple of cloves of garlic and stir into three heaped tablespoons of greek yoghurt.

Finally, when the Pork+ Watermelon Skewers are cooked remove them from under the grill. Place them on top of the salad, and serve.

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pork and watermelon skewers served on top of a watercress, gorgonzola, pecan and red onion salad. They are topped with a coriander and garlic yoghurt dip. In the blurred background there is a watermelon slice and the remainder of the sauce

Pork + Watermelon Skewers


  • Author: JPLongland
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 skewers 1x

Description

Summer is coming, and these Pork + Watermelon Skewers are the perfect light evening meal when you’re all hot and bothered. Ready in 20 minutes max. 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 425g Diced Pork
  • ¼ of a Watermelon
  • 40g Watercress
  • 50g Pecans
  • ½ of a large Red Onion
  • 75g Gorgonzola (or other blue cheese)
  • 10g coriander
  • 3 heaped tbsp greek yoghurt
  • 2 garlic cloves 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat grill to high. 
  2. Alternate pork and watermelon onto skewers, and place under the grill for 15 minutes, turning half way. 
  3. Finely slice onion, and roughly chop pecans – toss with watercress and place on a serving plate.
  4. Dot blue cheese pieces throughout the salad.
  5. For yoghurt dip – finely chop the coriander and garlic cloves and mix with the greek yoghurt
  6. When the skewers are ready place on top of the salad and add a big dollop of coriander + garlic yoghurt dip 

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Salad

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