Add Some Watermelon to Your Recipe Repertoire
Try these recipes for using watermelon in a fruity salsa, grilled dessert and refreshing cocktail.
Watermelon-Mango Salsa Recipe
3 cups watermelon, cut into small cubes (seeds removed)/ 1 cup diced mango/ 1/4 cup chopped onion (Vidalia or red onion)/ 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro/ 2 tablespoons diced jalapeño peppers (optional)/ 1 tablespoon honey/ 1 tablespoon lime juice/ Salt
Add all of the chopped and minced ingredients in a large bowl and toss, adding a few pinches of sea salt.
Allow Flavors to Blend
Chill the mixture in the refrigeration until ready to serve.
Salsa on the Side
Serve the salsa on the side with your favorite grilled entry. It is excellent with seafood and chicken. One suggestion is to serve it with grilled swordfish that has been marinated in coconut milk.
Grilled Watermelon Recipe
4 slices of seedless watermelon 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice Ginger honey for basting
Place the freshly cut watermelon slices in a shallow bowl with the fresh lemon juice and let it marinate for an hour.
Watermelon on the Grill for Two
Place the watermelon on the grill over high heat and roast it approximately 2-3 minutes on each side, basting it with ginger honey.
Summer Dessert Is Served
Take the watermelon off the grill while it is still firm or it will get soft and mushy. Serve either hot off the grill or at room temperature.
Watermelon Mojito Recipe
4 cups watermelon, cut in cubes (seeds removed) 4 ounces white rum 10 fresh mint leaves, crushed with mortar and pestle 3 tablespoons agave nectar 1/4 fresh lime juice
Homemade Mojitos by the Pitcher
Puree the watermelon in a food processor. Transfer it to a large bowl, stir in the rum, crushed mint, agave nectar and lime juice. Mix well and pour into a pitcher for serving.
Add Mint Garnish
Fill a tall glass with ice, pour the mojito mix into it and top with a sprig of fresh mint.