Watermelon and Ginger

Watermelon and Ginger Recipe

I consider the perfect summer dessert to be a giant slice of juicy watermelon. The idea of trying to improve on something that comes out of the garden so wonderfully sweet may seem absurd, but if you want to try something a little more creative for guests, a hint of ginger may be just the thing.–Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann

LC Sweet Heat Note

Not that we have anything against watermelon straight up. Or watermelon squeezed with lime. Or watermelon doused in vodka. Although watermelon with ginger has just as swell an effect and tends to be a lot less expected. Sweet meets heat.

Watermelon and Ginger Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • Serves any number, depending on the size of the watermelon

Ingredients

  • 1 large (5-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled
  • 1 watermelon, red or yellow, chilled

Directions

  • 1. Cut the ginger into 1 inch lengths and then cut each length in half lengthwise. Cut the watermelon lengthwise into quarters, then cut each quarter crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Rub the cut sides of the ginger all over the watermelon slices.
  • 2. Pile the watermelon slices on a platter and, well, you know what to do.
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Recipe Testers Reviews

Elsa M. Jacobson

Jun 28, 2010

How do you improve on watermelon? Rub it with ginger. Does it work? Yes. Is it delicious? Yes. Is it refreshing? Yes. Would I make this again? Absolutely yes. When the editors note that, "Sweet meets heat," yes, it's true. But sweet meets heat here so gently, it whispers, and I imagine even non-ginger lovers (are there any?) would find this a treat. And just 5 minutes from start to finish, maybe even less. This was such a good idea, I revisited the Watermelon Limeade recipe on this site, and would now add a comment to my previous notes that a hint of ginger added to the limeade would be as divine there as it is here.

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    1. Lovely, lovely serendipity. You’re very welcome. Let us know what you think…

  1. It’s lovely alongside or after pork ribs or just about any melding of grill and chicken.

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