Watermelon Frenzy Take Two

I promised I would, and here it is. My favourite savoury watermelon recipe – ‘Watermelon Salsa’.

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I’ve never been a massive fan of salsa from jars – it always seems to be either too spicy/too vinegary/too watery for me.

This watermelon salsa has the most perfect blend of heat and sweet and I’d eat a whole bowl if I could.

Its very easy to make, but I’d say the finer chopped the better, so if you have the chopping patience it’s well worth it!

My mouth is honestly watering right now thinking about scooping salty tortilla chips into this juicy salsa… haha!

Read below for the ingredients.

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Ingredients  – (Makes 1 large bowl of salsa)

3 Cups Watermelon (finely diced)

1 Cucumber (finely diced)

1 Jalapeno (finely diced)

1/2 Red Onion (finely diced, add the whole onion if your a big onion fan!)

5-10 Basil leaves (finely chopped)

Zest of 1 Lime

Juice of 3 Limes

1 tbsp Caster Sugar

1/2 tsp Ground Pepper

1/2 tsp Salt

Method

  • Finely chop the watermelon, cucumber, jalapeno, onion and basil and put into a large bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix both the lime zest and juice, sugar and pepper until the sugar has mostly dissolved.
  • Pour the liquid over the chopped ingredients and toss gently.
  • Sprinkle the salt over the top and gently mix.

This is a great party/picnic/sharing recipe, if you can manage to avoid eating it all yourself.

Enjoy!

Millie xxx

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Watermelon Frenzy

I have been in my element with the amazing weather this week.

As soon as the sun comes out, I feel obliged to buy a ginormous watermelon and pretend that I’m sat by a pool in the South of France munching on slice after slice…

I’m pretty sure none of us could get through a whole watermelon in one sitting though (challenge?!) so I’ve decided to share a couple of my favourite watermelon recipes over the next few days to avoid letting one half of it get forgotten about in the bottom of the fridge!

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These icy watermelon slushies are amazing.

Just cube up some watermelon, chuck it in the freezer for a few hours, preferably overnight and whizz up in a blender. I like to mix guava juice in with mine to get the perfect consistency but you can add anything! Water… lemonade… be creative!

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I did look like a bit of a numpty sprawled out on the grass photographing drinks but it was definitely worth it.

Keep your eyes peeled for my next watermelon recipe, its a savoury one (whaaat) but its delish.

Enjoy! xxx