I really can’t express how much of a rockstar I was when this came out of the kitchen. The recent heat wave in Germany led me looking for non-cooked meals and most of all, something cold. This almost didn’t make it to the blog so soon because I wasn’t sure that I was going to get a picture of it. As soon as I walked out of the kitchen to go snap a shot, there were little (and big) fingers that started picking at this like piranhas who haven’t had a meal in days.
I left the plate as it was, but you’ll notice the barren spots (thanks to my hungry piranhas who just needed a little cool down). After I got my shot, I let it get really cold in the fridge and there wasn’t a single piece of fruit left. They loved squirting the lime over their fruit, it brought out the sweetness in the fruit even more.
It’s so simple, but a showstopper nonetheless. On your next hot day, you need to add this to your dinner menu. I didn’t take a lot of pictures of the process, because, frankly, it’s so easy. There are 4 ingredients: watermelon, nectarines, mint and limes. It’s just a little prep work and that’s it. Really not a recipe at all.
I don’t know why, but I usually cut my watermelon the same way, I am a definite creature of habit. I like triangles, they are easy for little hands.
Here is my mint that I used for the salad, but basil would work beautifully as well. I tore mine for this, instead of cutting it. Your choice.
Chill this up for your next hot day!
- ½ small seedless watermelon, cut into triangles
- 4 medium sized nectarines, cut into wedges
- ½ - 1 cup of fresh mint leaves
- 1-2 limes, cut into wedges
- Prep all fruit and arrange on platter
- Sprinkle with mint leaves
- Place lime wedges on the edge of fruit salad and have each person squirt their lime wedge over their salad immediately before eating