Hurricane Sandia and Watermelon Salsa

Four years ago today, I was very pregnant with a five-pound boy who emerged a few weeks later as The Hurricane.

It was a summer of hurricanes that year…big ones. And for the most part, all national news headquarters and major celebrities were completely oblivious to this fact until they were like OMG!!! WTF?!! all up in it, broadcasting live.

From my little standpoint, it was all really sad, and close, and weird. But frankly, at the time, it was hard to concentrate on calamity because I was so hot, enormous, and hungry. In fact, as I recall, I used most of my brainpower that summer to obsess about watermelon.And so, as the clock turns, it’s beginning to look a lot like the season is upon us. Once again. It’s here. The time of year when start to we gaze at the heavens and weather channels…and to stock up on non-perishables and assorted melons. Hunkering down for massive armageddonal storms, or possibly nothing.

And so while I’m starting to think about the cases and cases of just in cases we need to stock up for potential power loss, it’s good to also have some ice chests full of treats. And so here’s what we created yesterday…

Great for a Hurricane Watermelon Salsa Recipe

The Stuff:
• ¼ cup lime juice
• 2 tablespoons browns sugar
• 3 cups chopped watermelon (about ½ full sized watermelon)
• ½ cup minced red onion
• ¼ cup mint leaves
• 2 tablespoons minced jalapenos (about ½ jalapeño)
• 1/3 cup cilantro
• ½ cucumber
• Salt to taste

The Deal:
• Whisk the lime juice and sugar together.
• Add the rest of the ingredients in a medium size bowl. Refrigerate overnight.

(Hooray for the Gourmet Foodie Blog and Nichelle for the great recipe!)

Enjoy! And let’s hope we all enjoy this little number throughout the season with plenty of chips and very little drama.

The Details

5 Responses to Hurricane Sandia and Watermelon Salsa

  1. jen says:

    I really really want that big piece you are taunting us with in that photo. I am the only family member who likes watermelon. I apparently married and then spawned a freak! I am going to have to go buy some anyhow and gorge myself, while thinking of your loveliness.xo

  2. James Mayes says:

    I could take or leave watermelon growing up. But as of late we've had some in the house and it's been really good. When Laura made that recipe it sealed the deal.It's never too late to love watermelon. Pass it on.

  3. Barchbo says:

    I love watermelon. I am so glad I married someone who can and will cut it up in to chunks for me as I am too challenged to do it myself.Poor Jen. That is so sad. You can come to my house for watermelon anytime!

  4. Maris says:

    Love it! So refreshing, isn't watermelon the best thing to eat when it's hot out!

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