If I had to choose one thing about summer I couldn't live without, it would be chilled watermelon on a hot day. I have fond childhood memories of spitting seeds while eating giant slices with my cousins. It's one of those simple pleasures I'll never take for granted.
I've been a bit lazy in the kitchen department since coming home, and I don't see it getting any better with three more trips planned before the end of August. I'm committing myself to keep a fridge stocked with fresh fruits and veggies from the farm stand hoping it inspires me when I am home. That's what happened yesterday while trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I spied the watermelon and blueberries and thought, why not?
I knew I'd only really be making this for me. The Husband isn't into fruit for dinner much and the kids would rather eat plain watermelon, but I made it anyway and I'm glad I did.
The salsa can really only be described as summer in a bowl. I topped a simple tilapia fillet with it and the two were a perfect match. I have some left and will be making fish tacos later. I can already taste the combo of corn tortilla, fish and this salsa. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Here's what I did:
- About ⅔ cup diced watermelon (100g)
- Slice of a large sweet onion, diced (25g)
- About ⅓ cup of fresh blueberries (50g)
- About ½ cup cucumber, cut in small cubes (50g)
- 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped (3g)
- ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves (5g)
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Healthy pinch of salt
Put everything in a small bowl and toss.
Refrigerate until ready to use, at least 20 minutes to give everything a chance to combine.
Use however you like. I topped simple baked tilapia fillets.
Here's the nutritional information for the whole batch. It's so low I'm just counting it as a serving and then you can divide if you portion it out.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|80||0g||1g||old: 1||new: 2|