A few weeks ago I was at the local farmers market with my family when I came across some lovely looking watermelons. I had only ever bought watermelons from the grocery store until then, so I decided to try a farmers market version to see if there was a big difference in taste. I was excited. That is, until I found out how much it was.
TEN DOLLARS. Ten whole American dollars. Maybe I have no experience in these matters, but $10 for a watermelon seemed like daylight robbery. But being British and all, I politely handed over the money while quietly cursing my stupid decision to buy a farmers market watermelon (rather like the time I pretended to be pregnant so as not to upset the person who asked how far along I was, when I was just holding on to a few pounds from my second child).
This is a long way of explaining why I now buy all my watermelons from the grocery store. And for most of this summer, I have had a great experience with store-bought melons. Until today. I cut open a great big watermelon, bit into a juicy chunk, and discovered that it tasted of absolutely nothing. So, rather than waste all that good Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber, I decided to make this watermelon limeade.
It is ridiculously easy to make, wonderfully refreshing, and can be made with completely tasteless watermelons and still turn out flavorful.
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 cup water/ice
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour, drink, and enjoy.