Chef Allen's
19088 NE 29th Ave.
Aventura, FL 33180


Watermelon and Lychee Salad with Frisee
Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s - Aventura, FL
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This is a light, tangy, summery salad. To prepare the lychees, simply crack the leathery shells, and the skin will peel off easily. Black sesame seeds are readily available in Oriental markets.

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 2 cups watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 dozen fresh Florida lychees, peeled and sliced in half
  • 1 bunch frisee, torn
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh tarragon
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds

Combine watermelon, lychees, and frisee in a large bowl. Whisk together the tarragon, orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to make vinaigrette. Toss salad and garnish with black sesame seeds.


   Published: June 2005