Summer is on in my part of the world and watermelons are available in plenty at almost every grocery store. I went to a local farmer’s market nearby and saw some lovely,huge, whole watermelons that were priced so good. I brought a huge one home and left it on my kitchen counter. I usually leave melons for a couple of days on the counter before using them. This allows the melons to ripen a little more and to remind us to finish up the cut ones sitting in the fridge already.
As I was unpacking and organizing the rest of the grocery items, this big green fella rolled and fell down from the counter, and got split into two. While one part of the problem was to clean up the mess on the kitchen tiles, the other biggest part was to think about a way to use them all up without getting spoilt. As I told you, there was another big bowl of watermelon already in the fridge waiting since a couple of days. What can be a better way than to juice them up and enjoy a cold glassful of it on scorching hot days! This drink is so refreshing and most certainly has a longer fridge life than the fruit itself.
Serves 4 – 6
5-6 cups diced watermelon
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 cups water
3-4 tablespoons sugar
Blend the watermelon with sugar until nice and smooth. Transfer to a pitcher and mix in water and lime juice. You can do a taste test to check and adjust the sweetness. The melon I used today was naturally very sweet and I did not have to add much sugar.
Refrigerate and serve cold. Garnish with lime wedges or fresh mint.