As summer winds down we’re hard at work trying to make the most of it, with stunning produce available at every market we’re focused on one of the season’s favorites, watermelon. This week we’re sharing three of our current favorite watermelon recipes.
Tomato, Watermelon, and Feta Skewers
This easy recipe uses peak summer produce for a tasty treat that’s great as a snack, a side, or left off the skewer, as a fun salad to accompany grilled meats.
Cut your watermelon and feta into one to one-and-a-half inch cubes, and slice your tomatoes to approximately the same size. Using small skewers, add the ingredients in alternating order. Garnish with freshly chopped mint and a sprinkle of lime juice.
Tomato (cherry or small varieties are best to match the size)
Feta (look for the blocks or pre-cut cubes)
Fresh Mint for garnish
½ a Lime for garnish
Tomato Watermelon Sorbet
This delicious and hydrating treat is a great way to beat the heat this summer, plus it makes use of gorgeous summer produce. For a healthier version, as watermelon and tomato are often sweet enough, cut the sugar in half or completely.
6 cups (1-inch) seeded ripe watermelon chunks
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 very ripe large tomatoes, quartered (about 3 1/2 lb.)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Coarse salt (optional)
Start by mixing the first three ingredients (or two if ditching the sugar) and let the mix sit for thirty minutes. Next, use a mesh strainer and juice your ripe tomatoes by using the back of a spoon to press them into the strainer. Once you have three cups of liquid discard the pulp or save it for tomato sauce later. In batches, blend the watermelon and tomato juice together, stirring in the lemon juice. When combined, pour the mixture into the freezer container of an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for freeze time.
Sweet and Savory Watermelon Salsa
Paired with grilled fish and lighter meats, this watermelon salsa packs a bright and briny punch that will liven up your next get together. With just a few ingredients, it’s light, delicious, and easy to throw together quickly.
2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
1/2 English cucumber, chopped
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
Chop all ingredients to approximately similar sizes, then combine. Let the salsa sit for at least thirty minutes and mix well before serving.
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