Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Upgrade: Watermelon!

Watermelon might be my favorite part of the summer months- it's right up there with sweet corn and beach weather. I try to get the most out of my favorite seasonal fruit by pretty much using it daily. These are two of my favorite uses for the delicious melon:

A super simple salad consisting of organic baby arugula, feta, red onions and watermelon slices sprinkled with chopped mint and feta. I sometimes add a balsamic glaze and a little olive oil as a dressing or I just leave it plain. It's a burst of summer in your mouth! Try it!! 

I also love to drink my watermelon. Just blending the fruit with a little ice is a perfect summer drink. But I like to take it up a notch and add mint leaves and lime juice. It's so simple yet so good!  And if it's a day that calls for a little celebration- adding a dash of rum or vodka is a fun addition! 


  1. I love these recipe's! I never would have thought of this and usually stick to simply slicing up some watermelon for a snack. I can't wait to take it up a notch with these ideas!

  2. Wow finally found a person who knows how to make real fijian food. This might sound weird but where have you been all my life. My husband grew up in fiji and he tells me stories about how the food there taste and for the longest time I was searching for recipes, some are just not the same. Now can you please tell me what palusami is? and other ancient fijian recipes. thank you.