Nothing is more refreshing than a glass of simple watermelon juice with a hint of mint and a dash of lime.
This is such a simple recipe that I wondered if it even needed sharing but all of us have our own tips and tricks to bring out the best in each dish and it is always good to share. In this simple watermelon juice, I’ve added fresh mint (lots of it), lime juice and a pinch of black salt.
The sharpness of mint, the sour lime juice, and the strong black salt totally compliment the sweetness of the watermelon. Each adds its own flavor to the juice and together they blend into a beautifully refreshing drink.
I just wish I was enjoying this drink in July than in October (Northern Hemisphere!). I was just on phone with my friend in Romania and she told me they are freezing there right now with temperatures already gone to 6ºC. When she asked me how we were doing, I couldn’t help but complain about the hot spell we are still under. Afternoons are impossible to be outside. Everybody is waiting for some respite from the weather and the beginning of colder weather.
While the weather is not helping us, we are surely helping ourselves to cold and refreshing treats. My favorite being devouring a watermelon, slice by slice :-). I bought a big watermelon over the weekend and after chilling it in the fridge for a night, we ate a quarter in the morning, I made watermelon sorbet with half and the remaining quarter was finished off in this refreshing watermelon juice with mint and lime during the evening.
I am not a big fan of adding ice to fresh juices and smoothies. I normally chill or freeze my ingredients, if there is time. In this recipe, I had kept the watermelon in the fridge overnight to chill. I used about ¼ of a big watermelon (roughly 600g/1pound of watermelon flesh). If you do not have time, use crushed or cubed ice.
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Simple Watermelon juice with mint and lime
Ingredients (1cup = 240ml; 1tbsp = 15ml; 1tsp = 5ml)
- 4 cups watermelon deseeded and chopped
- ½ cup fresh mint
- ½ lime (juice of)
- 1 pinch black salt *
- Blend the watermelon and mint to a puree in a blender or using a hand blender. Keep a few watermelon cubes and mint leaves aside for serving.
- Add lime juice and a pinch of black salt. Blend just once more.
- Empty into 2 tall serving glasses. Add a few watermelon cubes into each glass and garnish with mint leaves. Serve immediately.
- If you wish to add ice, you can either crush it and juice it with the watermelon or simple add the cubes to the serving glass and then pour over the watermelon juice.
- I like the fibrous texture of watermelon juice so I don’t strain it.
- Nutritional Information is the approximate information for 1 of 2 servings.
- *Black salt is known for its cooling properties. In India, we sprinkle black salt over all fruit salads and especially watermelon. Use regular salt if you don’t have black salt or omit if you are cutting down on salt consumption.
Recipe Swap Challenge
I got the idea of making the watermelon juice while browsing Jolly’s food blog. Every once in a while I participate in a food blogging group event. Food blogging can sometimes become a lonely affair and it is nice to find friends in this online space. This month I signed up for the Recipe Swap Challenge. I was paired up with Jolly of Jolly’s Home Made Recipes and while browsing through her blog, I saw the picture of this watermelon slushy. Since I had a quarter of a watermelon in the fridge, I didn’t even think twice before going for this recipe!
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