Today I had a lunch meeting to learn about my new job for next school year- PTA Vice President. The gathering was held at the President's house, and all of the outgoing and incoming board members attended. I wanted to bring something light and summery to share, and this watermelon treat was just the thing!
I saw the main recipe for this in this month's Real Simple magazine, listed as a healthy snack. I changed it up a bit, and here is what we have. For every 2 cups of cubed watermelon, add one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice and two teaspoons of crushed roasted pistachios. I added chopped fresh mint as my contribution to the original recipe. Then the secret ingredient? Cayenne pepper. Add as much or as little as you like- just be sure to warn guests that this treat packs a little punch.
In my wildest dreams I would not have combined these things together, but the result is fantastic!
This would be an awesome dish to bring to any summer BBQ or soiree- it doesn't require refrigeration and probably won't be something anyone else brings. Super simple ingredients and an awesome gourmet taste. Win win!