Nothing tastes better on a sunny, summer day than a cold slice of watermelon. Here are three of our favorite new watermelon recipes to try this summer.
Something to Sip: Watermelon Bellini
● 1 lime
● 2 or 3 tbsp. coarse sugar
● 3 cups frozen, seedless watermelon
● 1 cup chilled sparkling grape juice
● 2 tbsp. sugar
● Pinch of salt
Half your lime. Use one half to rub the rims of cocktail glasses, dip rims in coarse sugar to coat. Blend frozen watermelon, 1 cup chilled sparkling grape juice, sugar, salt and juice squeezed from half of your lime. Blend until smooth, pour into prepared glasses and top with more sparkling grape juice.
A Fresh Summer Starter: Tomato and Watermelon Salad
● 5 cups watermelon cubes
● 1 ½ lbs. tomatoes (cut into small cubes)
● 3 tsp. sugar
● ½ tsp. salt
● 1 small red onion, quartered, sliced thin
● ½ cup red wine vinegar
● ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine watermelon and tomatoes in a big bowl and sprinkle with salt and sugar. Toss and let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in vinegar, oil and onion, then cover and chill for 2 hours. Serve with fresh cracked black pepper.
Sweet and Savory Appetizer: Herbed Goat Cheese Melon Bites
● 1 small watermelon
● 1 4 oz. goat cheese log
● 2 tbsp. basil, chopped
● ½ tsp. salt
● ¼ tsp. fresh ground pepper
Cut half watermelon into inch thick slices, then cut into rounds. Mix goat cheese, basil, salt and pepper and spoon onto watermelon rounds. Chill 1-2 hours.
We hope everyone in our Raleigh apartments community enjoys this sweet summer season! If you’re in search of a welcoming new home in North Carolina this summer, we invite you to contact our office today to find out which floor plans we currently have available.