Simple Watermelon Recipes
One of the best parts of summer is all the delicious summer foods. Watermelon is one of our very favorite summer fruits, and we love it in all sorts of ways. Its sweet, juicy, and just all around good so we have gathered together some of our favorite super simple watermelon recipes. These recipes are certainly not our own creations, but ones we have tried out and fallen in love with, we hope you love them too! Naturally, you may need our watermelon dishware to serve it all.
Not sure why I haven't been eating watermelon salad, in its many varieties for years, but its new to me in the last few years. I have tried to make several different versions, but my favorite was from a local restaurant that went out of business. I did my best to recreate it, and while it's not exact, it is pretty good and so simple
5 cups of watermelon cubes
2 limes juiced
1 T. of Tajin seasoning
1/2 cup of mint leaves
1/2 cup of feta or cotija (optional)
Mix it all together and enjoy. I love the mix of flavors in this one, but it's not for everybody. If mixing sweet and savory is not your thing try one of these other recipes below.
GRANITA DI ANGURIA
I lived for a while in Sicily. The summer months were so hot that I basically lived on gelato and the Sicilian specialty granita. It is essentially just a slush made with fresh fruits. As each fruit came into season it would make its granita debut. While nothing could beat a Sicilian Lemon, the watermelon, or anguria, was also a close second. So here is a super simple granita recipe.
5 cups of watermelon cubes
1/2 cup of sugar
1 lemon juiced
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet or another shallow pan. Place in freezer and let freeze for one hour. After an hour, take it out, rake it with a fork and place back in the freezer for another hour or two. Serve and enjoy!
This one really is so simple. All you need are some popsicle sticks or skewers, wax paper and a tray, and watermelon of course. Either use a melon baller or cut into cubes. Stack a few balls or cubes on each popsicle stick. Put all the watermelon cubes on a with wax paper beneath. Optionally you can sprinkle a bit of lime juice and Tajin or lemon juice and sugar on the watermelon, to create a watermelon lemonade popsicle or a spicy lime popsicle. Simple place the trace in the freezer and let freeze for 2-4 hours.
And last but not least....
This one something that we tried at Dishoom in London. Just a really lovely and refreshing drink for summer. Here is what you need for one glass:
A small pinch of flaky sea salt
2 TB of fresh squeezed lime juice
1 TB of sugar syrup
4 TB of fresh watermelon puree
1 sprig of mint
fill the cup with soda water
In the bottom of the glass, mix the salt and lime juice and let rest for 30 seconds before adding the sugar syrup and watermelon puree. Take your mint spring and lay it flat on your palm and give it a quick, sharp slap to bring out the oils before adding that to the glass. Fill the glass with ice and then top it off with soda water. Enjoy!
And of course we love to eat it just plain and simple too. Cubed, triangles, or cut in half with a spoon, there is nothing quite like nice, cold, watermelon.