Spicy Watermelon Skewers and Agua Fresca

Today’s post is short, but that’s OK. We’re ready for the weekend right?

I started writing this post with the intention of only sharing the Spicy Watermelon Skewers recipe, but then I started to feel like I was cheating posting something so simple.

Honestly though, it’s sweet, simple, and really really delicious; perfect for a back yard BBQ on a hot summer day and great to bring to a picnic.

To assuage myself of the guilt, I’m also going to recommend that you try a slightly modified version of the skewers in the form of an agua fresca as well — instead of skewering the melon, stick it in the blender!

Now you get two recipes for the price of one!

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Spicy Watermelon Skewers:

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon (makes about 8 skewers)
  • About 20 nice fresh basil leaves
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

Directions

  • Cut the watermelon into large chunks
  • Skewer three to a skewer, placing a leaf of basil between the three chunks
  • Sprinkle skewer with a touch of cayenne, chili powder, and sea salt
  • Enjoy outside where you can get messy!

Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca

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photo sourced with permission from Creative Commons

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon (makes about 3 agua frescas)
  • About 6 basil leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Maple syrup (about 2 tsp)
  • Chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  • Chop the watermelon up enough to fit it into the blender
  • Add all other ingredients
  • Blend
  • Enjoy!

 

 

 

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