3 recipes included
1. plain & coooold
You really can’t beat a piece of cold watermelon in the summer, come on! My family prefers it cold and all on its own. I recently tried to serve it to them grilled and it didn’t go over at all.
2. with feta cheese
My favorite way to eat watermelon is with feta cheese…what a combination! I like to make what I call watermelon salad.
This is when I combine watermelon with feta cheese. I really love the taste of the two together. Just combine 1 part feta to 3 parts watermelon. It is delicious. If you want to punch it up a little, you can add red pepper flakes, or add a drizzle with a little spice…
- 3 cups seedless watermelon, cut in chunks
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Black pepper (or use red pepper flakes if you don’t use the optional drizzle and want some punch)
I sometimes also add fresh basil (or a fresh herb on hand)
(I wish I could remember where I orignially got the recipe for this drizzle. I think it was a recipe from a hotel, but I can’t remember which one..if anyone recognizes it, please let me know so I can give proper credit.)
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1 small shallot
- 1 serrano chile
- Season with salt
I have served this salad in a watermelon basket for a party. On Memorial Day or 4th of July, cut the watermelon into star shapes with a cookie cutter to add a patriotic flair. Watermelon stars can go on skewers to decorate your table. A piece of watermelon and a piece of feta on a skewer make a great appetizer….they can be drizzled with the optional drizzle or you can provide drizzle in a little ramekin on the side.
3. in a drink
Watermelon is great as a drink component. If you want a frozen drink, freeze chunks ahead to use in your blender. The frozen chunks also make great ice cubes for wine.
I love it with citrus…like watermelon lemonade…try this recipe for a refreshing watermelon drink:
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ½ cup sugar
- 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 1 cup strawberries
- 2 cups crushed ice
Blend all ingredients in a blender.
Enjoy your watermelon :) Thanks for visiting, Jackie