Watermelon 5 Ways

Watermelon can be sweet or savory—learn Jen’s five different ways to enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS

Agua Fresca:
3 cups watermelon
¼ cup lime juice
½ cup simple syrup
½ cup water

Watermelon Granita:
1 ½ cups watermelon
⅓ cup water
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp honey

Watermelon Salsa:
1 cup watermelon, diced
½ cup tomato, diced
⅓ cup orange bell pepper, diced
¼ cup red onion, diced
1 jalapeño, minced
1 tbsp cilantro, minced
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Watermelon Gazpacho:
1 cup watermelon, cubed
½ cup tomato, chopped
⅓ cup orange bell pepper, chopped
¼ cup red onion, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped
⅓ cup cucumber
2 tbsp lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for serving

Grilled Watermelon:
1 quarter of a medium watermelon, sliced into wedges
⅓ cup crumbled feta
fresh mint to taste
Balsamic glaze to taste

METHOD

  • Agua Fresca: Blend all ingredients together. Pass through a fine mesh strainer and transfer to a pitcher. Chill in the fridge. Serve with ice.
  • Watermelon Granita: Blend all ingredients together. Transfer to a bowl and place in the freezer. Scrape the mixture with a fork every 2 hours, to create shaved ice texture.
  • Watermelon Salsa: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with chips.
  • Watermelon Gazpacho: Blend all ingredients together. Place in the fridge to chill or serve at room temperature, with a drizzle of olive oil on top.
  • Grilled Watermelon: Grill watermelon until char marks appear. Serve with feta and balsamic glaze.

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