Ah, the humble watermelon. It gives us so much without asking for anything in return.
It cools us off in this heat, hydrates us, satisfies our sweet tooth without making us worry about calories. It’s not just a summer favourite, its a summer saviour. Heck, we bet the red in Superman’s cape is inspired by watermelon. Too much? Anyway.
But one thing we’ve noticed is that while watermelon is a popular fruit, it’s not a popular ingredient. One can imaging chopping up a watermelon and munching on it or juicing it, but that’s it. Considering how apples get crumbles and bananas get banoffe pie and even strawberries get chocolate, it seems unfair that one can’t think of watermelon in dishes.
So, we did some research and found some popular ways watermelon is incorporated with other ingredients. Turns out you can enjoy watermelon no matter what the meal is.
Appetizer: Garnished slices
Salad: Watermelon with feta and greens
Many restaurants have started serving salads with watermelon.