Some Great Ways to Serve Refreshing Watermelon
Watermelon is still in season and it’s one of the most popular warm-weather fruits. Here are some quick serving tips and a delicious watermelon salad recipe.
Serving tip ideas:
- Take a small round watermelon and halve it. Lay each half face down on a cutting board or rigid serving platter. Make cuts through the skin to halve it again, turn it and halve it again, turn it and halve it again , so you end up with “simple to pull out” pieces. Keeping the watermelon face down especially when serving it outdoors will also help to limit bugs.
- Cut traditional triangular watermelon slices from half a watermelon. Take individual slices and then cut out a section of the rind from each side of the bottom of each individual piece, leaving about a three inch “center stub,” so it looks like a Christmas tree. You now have a small handle to hold the watermelon and eat it. It will help take the messiness out of eating watermelon.
Watermelon and Berry Salad
1 bag of mixed greens
1 small box of blueberries, rinsed well
! small box of strawberries, heads cut off, cleaned, and sliced
1 small round watermelon, cubed with no skin, seeds removed
1 large cucumber, peeled, rinsed, sliced
4 grated carrots
½ lb. chopped walnuts
Basil for garnish
Mix the greens, berries, watermelon, cucumber and grated carrots in a bowl, and toss gently.
Lightly dress with balsamic vinegar to taste
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with torn basil leaves.