Latitude 10 Resort's Chickpea & Watermelon Salad with Passionfruit Dressing

Latitude 10 Resort's Chickpea & Watermelon Salad with Passionfruit Dressing

Will this tasty recipe from the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the earth’s Blue Zones help you live a longer and healthier life? We’re not sure, but it’s delicious, healthy and can’t hurt…especially on days when you need a tropically infused pick-me-up to hold you over until your next beach trip to Latitude 10 Resort.

Passionfruit Dressing
2 Passionfruits
2 spoonfuls of dark brown sugar or palm sugar
180 ml of EVOO
1 Tsp of Dijon Mustard

Crack open the Passionfruits and scoop out their seeds and flesh. Combine in a blender with sugar and dijon. While blender is running, pour in EVOO in a steady stream to emulsify. Dressing should be thoroughly blended after 30 seconds. Taste and season with S&P to your liking. Dressing should be acidic and tangy but not overly sour.

Chickpea & Watermelon Salad
1 cup of watermelon, seeded & cubed to a 1/2 inch
1 cup of seeded and cubed cucumber
1/2 a Green pepper, roasted to remove skin & cubed
1/2 cup of almonds, sliced & toasted
1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained
1/3 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
1 handful of mint, chopped

Mix together all ingredients and toss with the dressing. Serve immediately and enjoy beachside if possible. This will serve about 4 people as a starter or side.

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Latitude 10 Resort, a Cayuga Collection property on the beach in Santa Teresa, offers guests ultra-personalized, beach-chic hospitality with heart. Guests are made to feel at home and introduced to the flavors of the Nicoya Peninsula through complementary cooking & cocktails classes with ingredients that are sustainably sourced from nearby farms, artisan producers and fishermen. Explore Costa Rican cuisine on your next trip to Santa Teresa, the perfect fuel for days spent practicing yoga, surfing and hiking or paddling through the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Costa Rica’s first National Park created in 1963.

Latitude 10 Resort is a family-friendly hideaway where children 11 and under stay free of charge when sharing a casita with adults. Green Season Specials run from April 21st-December 21st - pay 3 nights and enjoy the 4th night complementary. Travel professionals can book through your DMC or Tour Operator or contact the reservations team directly at travel@latitude10resort.com

Peter Tibble of JetSet World Travel masters the waves in Santa Teresa.

Peter Tibble of JetSet World Travel masters the waves in Santa Teresa.