Nothing signals the arrival of the warm summer months, for me, like the abundance of watermelons available for purchase. I love watermelon and a bowlful of the sweet succulent fruit makes a satisfying meal for me.
For Try This Tuesday, I was delighted to sample a simple recipe for a watermelon salad, created by Anthony William, and shared in his book, Life Changing Foods.
Here’s the easy, three ingredient recipe:
Watermelon with Mint and Lime
8 cups of diced watermelon
Lime juice from 2 limes
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Place watermelon in a serving bowl. Squeeze lime juice generously over the top. Sprinkle with finely chopped mint leaves and serve. Makes 2 servings.
This time of year I keep watermelon cut up and chilling in the fridge. I have one watermelon vine growing in the backyard, another volunteer plant that makes me think my gardener grandfather, Pop, who passed away years ago, is tucking magical seeds in the ground. I harvested several melons from last year’s surprise vine, so I’m hopeful! I can always purchase watermelons from the farmer’s market or grocery store as well.
I grow mint in my herb garden and enjoyed snipping a few sprigs for this salad. And I’ve learned the value of keeping lemons and limes on hand. I make pitchers of lemon/lime water to sip on during the day, and use the juice from both frequently as I cook. Having everything readily available, this salad came together in a snap.
It was delicious too! I loved the unique combination of sweet melon with the tang of lime juice and the pop of freshly picked mint, leaves warm from the sunshine.
Watermelon with lime and mint will become a favorite meal this summer! For more information on the powerful healing benefits of melons, watch for Friday’s post.
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