I bought the first watermelon of the season last week and it met every expectation. In fact it was so good I ate it all before I got a chance to try out any recipes. As much as I like to whip up a recipe, I love pure and simple fruits and vegetables in their natural form. Sometimes you just can't mess with it; nature already has it perfected.
Since I inhaled the first one I bought a second. But when I went to slice it open....it was dry inside. Weird. Instead of sweet juicy water and bright pink flesh I found large cracks of pale pink. Ironically I even remembered to put a paper towel under the cutting board. A good watermelon leaves enough liquid for a soppy mess that takes 4 or 5 paper towels to soak up. Not this time, even the first paper towel was barely damp. Okay, it wasn't completely dry and it still tasted good, but it was kind of a let down after the first one. I tried to get a picture of how dry it was, but couldn't really capture it with a camera. You can sort of see what I'm talking about around the seeds in these pictures.
Watermelon Cucumber Cooler with Mint and Lime
inspired by Laura Friendly
3/4 cup peeled diced cucumber
1 Tbsp agave nectar
juice of one lime
4 fresh mint leaves
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups cubed seedless watermelon, chilled
1 cup ice cubes
* Add all ingredients to blender in order listed. Blend on high speed until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender you may need to add any remaining watermelon and ice and blend again. Serve immediately.
Food for Thought: "If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose." -Bishop T.D. Jakes