Salted Watermelon Mint Skewers
Simple salted watermelon mint skewers: for those who want to take the fruit a little further, but not go as far as a salad. Any time I can vamp up a juicy watermelon, I fall in love with the fruit all over again. It’s ruby red color pops beautifully on a table with fresh Summer food. While there are endless recipes and variations of watermelon dishes, sometimes I find that keeping it straightforward is best. I sincerely love how the sprinkle of salt and mint leaves keep the natural flavor, but instesify that salty/sweet crunch. What more could you ask for on a hot day…
Maldon sea salt is one of those essentials that really adds a nice clean salty flavor- in this dish, and many more. Whenever I use it on fresh baked cookies, or to finish off some avo toast, a small pinch goes a long way. It almost feels as if you’re eating an entirely new food because of it’s natural flavor boost..
To add back a nice sweetness (sweet & salty is always key), try some drizzled honey or balsamic glaze. Often times I find myself drizzling EVOO on basically everything, so if you’re wanting a more savory flavor, give that a go as well. You might be surprised at the odd pairing combinations, but I promise they’re delicious.
I love making whole foods that much prettier. Even the non-fruit eaters might find themselves grabbing a skewer or two.. (how could you not?!) Summer won’t be here much longer, so I’m getting the most out of this gorgeous dish..
Salted Watermelon and Mint Skewers
- 1 whole watermelon cut into cubes
- 1 tsp maldon sea salt flakes
- 5-8 mint sprigs
- honey, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze (optional)
- Assemble five watermelon cubes on each skewer. Repeat until all of the watermelon is used up.
- Place the skewers on a large platter or serving board.
- Sprinkle with sea salt flakes, and arrange the mint all around.
- Optional: finish with drizzled honey, olive oil, or balsamic glaze.