Honey-Lime Watermelon

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, September 9, 2009

Before the summer fruit season is completely over, I thought I’d share my new favorite way to eat watermelon. Wanting a new way to spice up watermelon, I searched for new preparations and came across this, a lime-honey drizzle courtesy of Bobby Flay. Make sure you give yourself enough time to cool the syrup, otherwise it will run right off the watermelon. My husband doesn’t care for the extra flavors, he likes his watermelon exactly the way God created it. And I don’t blame him, it stands very well on its own, but my daughter and I enjoy switching things up every now and again. It’s sure not a bad use of the leaves off our new pineapple mint plant either.

Honey Lime Watermelon

recipe slightly adapted from Bobby Flay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes.
  • Ready in 7 Minutes.
  • Makes: 10 Servings
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • zest of one lime
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 ripe watermelon, cut in slices
  • mint sprigs, for garnish
  • Combine lime juice, zest and honey in a saucepan and heat over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and chill.
  • Place watermelon slices on a large platter and drizzle with the lime syrup and garnish with mint.

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