I carried a watermelon. I couldn’t help but think it when I put it in my cart. I’m just glad I didn’t have to say that I dropped a watermelon. The recipe from Family Circle called for 1/2 seedless watermelon (about 7 1/2 pounds). That’s a quote. Now I ask you: How was I to know if that meant a 15-pound watermelon or not? I guess the answer to that is common sense. Turns out the directions also so said about 12 cups, which was half of my 8ish-pound baby. I think I ate a pound or two while I was cutting it up.
A couple of weeks ago Marnie and I went to TWO Urban Licks. I ordered the lamb because I was tempted by the side dish of peas and swiss chard. It literally was delivered to the table in what reminded me of a mini trough. Marnie ordered the watermelon salad and I ate half of it, and I’ve been thinking about it since.
Of course I didn’t love the onion, but I don’t think you can mess up watermelon.
12 cups seedless watermelon
2 yellow tomatoes
1 seedless cucumber
1 small red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
Combine and toss well. Perfect for the 4th.
Eat Well and Savor.