Watermelon, Goat Cheese and Nigella Sativa Seeds Salad
Here is a very simple salad that you make in no time flat. Watermelon is a good detox and will help you with weight loss. Nigella sativa has so many health benefits, as you know and then we add in some fresh goat cheese and you have the perfect salad for any time of the year.
First make the dressing. Put 1/2 cup of olive oil in a bowl and combine in 2 teaspoon of lemon juice and 4 teaspoons of orange juice. Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
Place the chunks of watermelon on a large platter. Top with the crumbled goat cheese and the mint. Toss lightly. Sprinkle the dressing all over the salad lightly. You may not use all the dressing.
Note: The Nigella sativa seeds must be heated to remove the tartness. Place them in a skillet and on low heat cook them, stirring often till they are bland in taste. You can put them in a coffee grinder and pulse slightly to break up the seeds or use them in a fine powder. The recipe was written to use the seeds whole.
Fresh goat cheese must be soaked and the salt removed. Packaged goat cheese does not have to be soaked. Foreigners in the Middle East purchase goat cheese in bottles of salt water and that cheese must be soaked and the salt removed.