Watermelon! And Blueberries! And Mint! Oh My!

Whether you pride yourself on the ability to feed your entire family from your garden or you find yourself forgetting to water the couple houseplants you own that require nothing more than water every couple weeks (ahem, me, ahem), you will have no trouble caring for the natural phenomenon that is fresh mint.  We have been blessed (or cursed) with wild mint growing alongside our home.  And if you know wild mint, you know it could be mistaken as a weed if it weren’t for its deliciously fresh smell and taste.  So what do you do at this time of year when you have an abundance of mint?  Well, after you cut and clean a bunch and give it to friends and neighbors, make mojitos and mint lemonade, and keep some in your fridge to use in dishes over the week, here’s a quick and easy way to take advantage of fresh mint as well as the produce that is currently in season and taking over your grocer’s (and farmer’s market) aisles.

Watermelon and Blueberry Salad (measurements are approximated)

Serves 10

In a large bowl, combine 5 cups of watermelon cubes (1/2 – 1 inch size) with 3 cups of blueberries (or other berry of your preference).

In a small bowl, mix 1/4 – 1/3 cup of minced mint leaves with 2 teaspoons of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of honey in a small bowl.  Whisk or stir the mint mixture together.

Gently combine the mint mixture with the watermelon and blueberry mixture.




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