3. Blend it into juice. (It’s addictive. So good) It also happens to be an amazing hangover cure.
Jason (hubbie/bartender/co-chef) says: Blend watermelon, dash of cayenne, and gin with club soda or sprite, a dash of lime and some agave… Add ice, garnish with mint and citrus. Oh yeah. Yes please. Okay.
5. Watermelon gazpacho.
We had a spicy gazpacho like this at an amazing resort called La Samanna in St. Maarten and it was divine. If you’re thinking of a family friendly version, you could still try this Martha Stewart one, and potentially blend it, but leave out the jalapeno.
6. Watermelon, feta, and mint salad. This is one of my favorites ever. Delish!
Cold salads aren’t the first thing you think of for little people with 8 or so teeth, but these are kid-approved. I’m kind of obsessed with them right now actually, because they are so easy, and perfect for the warmer weather.
1. Toddler’s Picnic
2 cups of cooked corn
3 -4 hearts of palm and/or artichoke hearts in oil (diced. Don’t use the tough leaves either, just the tender ones.)
As many Cherry tomatoes as you can dice before getting bored (around 6?)
Dressing: a dash of mayo, a dash of lemon, some olive oil, and Herbamare or sea salt
2. MonsterPasta Mix (some cooking required)
2 cups Rotini (spiral pasta)
1 bunch Asparagus Tops (steamed well in water first, chopped diagonally is good)
1/2 Avocado (Diced)
1/2 cup Peas
Dressing: Olive Oil, Lemon, Mayonaise (a dash), Dill (a dash),Soy Sauce/Tamari (a splash), Herbamare