Monday, July 4, 2011
I've made it several times since, always tweaking the recipe a bit, and every pot luck I bring it to gets the same response - people gobble it up and go back for more. It's a large recipe, but it all gets eaten, every time!
It is so fresh, and refreshing! A little bit of crunch, a tiny bit of heat, slightly tarty background, and sweetness up front.
It takes time to make it - there is lots of slicing and dicing! A good opportunity to practice your knife skills, or teach them to any young cook's helpers hanging around.
1/2 watermelon with about 6 cups cranberry juice
1/2 water melon
8 stalks celery
2 english cucumbers (peel & seed them)
1 each: red, orange and yellow bell peppers
1 cup basil and mint (proprotion to your taste)
1 small red onion
Combine all intredients, salt to taste, chill and serve.
Try to get cranberry juice, not cranberry juce "cocktail" which is mostly grape juice
De-seed the jalepenos if you don't like the heat
Make it several hours in advance, so it gets a good chill, and the flavors meld