Thai Melon Salad by Ric Orlando

Here is another recipe from my Coxsackie Farmer's Market demo...Melon Love!

Thai Melon Salad
This is super refreshing, clean and surprising.
Bring it to a pot luck BBQ. Its great with smokey grilled fods or its also delish spooned on top of a bowl of steaming hot rice.
Yet another great way to use up any leftover melon. Use whatever melon you have for this.
Makes about a 6 cups.
Note- Allergic to Peanuts, use cashews, sunflowersseeds or nothing.
Want it Vegan?use tamari instead of fish sauce....

 1  cup  watermelon – large dice, seeded
1 cup honeydew, large dice
1 cup Canteloupe, large dice
1 medium cucumber, peeled, quartered lengthwise,  and sliced thin
1  red onion, peeled quartered lengthwise,  sliced thin 
1 big   not so ripe tomato, quartered and sliced
I medium carrot, peeled, sliced lengthwise then sliced into very thin half moons.
1    tsp crushed red pepper
 small bunch of mint, chopped
handful of bail, or Thia basil, roughly chopped
pinch  salt
pinch  pepper
  1 1/2           cups  peanuts -- chopped
 DRESSING
1/4           cup  cider vinegar
1/4           cup  sugar
1/4           cup  fish sauce ( you can sub tamari sauce)
1 tablespoon peanut oil (optional)

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