Zester’s Watermelon Recipes for Summer
There is so much to love about watermelon. Dress it up or keep it simple. Soups, curries, salsas and salads; it’s savory sweetness deserves a place at every meal.
Spicy and thirst-quenching, this watermelon salsa pairs perfectly with meaty fish. Two cups diced watermelon, 1 cup chopped cucumber, 1 minced Serrano chile, 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, fresh lime juice and sea salt to taste.
Zesty summer soup from your blender! Combine equal parts watermelon and tomatoes (1 pound each), 1 cup chopped cucumber, 2 slices red onion, 2/3 cup chopped celery, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with diced watermelon, celery, cucumber, mint leaves and olive oil.
Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese
This fresh take on watermelon salad features toasted mustard seeds and goat cheese with fresh mint. Other variations: feta cheese, black olives, wild arugula, toasted pumpkin seeds or blueberries. Olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and ground pepper to taste.
Watermelon Curry with Chickpeas
Using a gently spiced curry -we make one with nigella seeds and fresh ginger popular in the western Indian state of Rajasthan – thisdish becomes a meal with fresh cooked or canned chickpeas. Both sweet and spicy, this curry is delicious at room temperature.