Recipe from Eating Well, August/September 2005
Sweet, savory and crunchy salsa accompanies grilled pork or chicken rather nicely. Try it with tortilla chips as a refreshing alternative to a tomato salsa.
~ 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip)
~ 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note)
~ 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch)
~ 1/4 cup lime juice
~ 1/4 cup minced red onion, (about 1/2 small)
~ 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1. Place watermelon, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Makes: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
Use foods to help you stay hydrated. Though water is an ideal beverage, juicy fruits, broth based soups, coffee, unsweetened tea are all good ways to stay hydrated. Juicy fruit are an especially good way to increase your water intake, since they also contain healthful vitamins and antioxidants.
Georgia State History Fact: Cordele, Georgia is the watermelon capital of the world!
Festivals and Events: The Watermelon Days Festival is held in Cordele every June.