Mint Watermelon Salad

Mint Watermelon Salad

by Jodie Fitz

4 cups seedless watermelon seedless

1 tablespoon fresh mint

½ of a lime (yields approximately 1 tablespoon lime juice)

2 tablespoons water

I tablespoon PICS honey

1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract

Slice the watermelon, remove it from the rind and dice the watermelon.  Place the diced watermelon chunks into a bowl.

Chop the fresh mint.  Use herb scissors or a (plastic) knife to cut the leaves on a cutting board.  Cut enough to measure 1 tablespoon.  Set the measured mint aside.

Extract the juice from the lime half into a liquid measuring cup.   Use either a citrus squeezing tool or your hands.

Add the water, honey, fresh mint and vanilla extract into the lime juice.  Using a fork or mini whisk, whisk the ingredients together well.  Pour the mixture over the diced watermelon and gently stir the ingredients together so that the watermelon is fully coated.

Cover the watermelon salad with a cover to your bowl our plastic wrap, place it in the refrigerator to set for an hour or two.  Stir again before serving.

This is refreshing and light.  It’s a great afternoon snack and/or perfect for entertaining.

Watermelon:  Approximately ¼ of a watermelon will yield 4 cups diced depending on the size of the watermelon.

Little hands:  Younger children can easily cut the watermelon with a plastic knife.

Time-saver:  Purchase the watermelon quarter or pre-sliced at your local Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.

Entertaining:  When serving this you can obviously serve this in a large bowl and guests can help themselves.  However, this simple salad is beautiful when served in individual portions such as mason jars, glass parfait dishes or plastic 9 oz. clear party cups that can be located in the paper product aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets. 

Place your individual servings of Mint Watermelon Salad on a tray at your buffet and voila, you take simplicity to fabulous.

Lessons for the Kiddos:  If you are making this recipe with children, here are some skills to focus on…

  • Dicing
  • Cutting 
  • Knife safety
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Following directions
  • Shopping for ingredients

 

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