It is hot today in PDX. Well, hot being a relative term at it’s sunny and in the upper 70s. Nothing like the swamp-like humidity of Columbia, but hot nonetheless. So, in honor of the summer I made two watermelon recipes this afternoon.
Fruit Sticks with Lime and Chile Salt
1 small, seedless watermelon
This is a typical Mexican street food snack, really refreshing on a hot day. Peel the mango and jicama, as well as remove the rind from the watermelon. Cut the fruit into inch-thick sticks. In a small bowl, mix together a teaspoon of salt and as much chili powder as you like. Arrange the fruit sticks onto a plate and sprinkle with lime juice and the chili salt.
Cube several slices of watermelon. Chop the basil and mint and combine with the watermelon in a large bowl. Add the juice of half a lime and salt and chili powder to taste. Toss the ingredients together and serve.