Sunday, June 17, 2012

Watermelon with Crushed Mint and Rosewater.

This is utterly thirst quenching and refreshing, not to mention delicious and that's from someone who is not really a watermelon fan.  Try this, please, you won't be disappointed.  I came across it in a local gourmet store and once tasted I simply had to attempt to recreate its wonderful flavor.  If you're not convinced by now, bare in mind that it takes about 2 minutes to throw together and then you just chill it the fridge.  Brilliance!

1 watermelon, chopped into cubes
A large sprig of fresh mint, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of Rosewater

Chop up the watermelon. Chop up the mint leaves and combine with the watermelon.

Pour over the rosewater. Go slowly with this, you can always add more if you really want to but it's really rather like perfume.  A little is intriguing, too much is, dare I say, gauche.

Chill in the fridge for an hour for it's best advantage.

47 comments:

  1. I love watermelon but can't eat it as often or as much as I would like as it raises my sugar, but this sounds incredible. I like rose water in cheese cakes and creme brulee. Have to give this a try. xo

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  2. I love the simplicity of this recipe! The rosewater certainly adds an interesting element to this dish... I'm curious to try it out.

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  3. this sounds amazing, I have un opened bottle of Rose water and I also have the watermelon, we will have this tomorrow! ( I grow mint on the patio) I'm all set!

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  4. This looks like such a refreshing way to eat watermelon!

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  5. This sounds delicious!. I've had mint, but never have I had rosewater with watermelon. Very interesting!

    Thanks for the friendship, which I am also returning.

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  6. I love watermelon and mint, but never had it together. Sounds like it would be great for the summer months.

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  7. thank you for this new twist for watermelon!!

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  8. Love this... mint and watermelon go so well together... and with rose water, you're celebrating the year of the rose!

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  9. Sounds extremely refreshing to me! I love your interesting way of eating watermelons.

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  10. Thats a very refreshing salad. Would love it anytime

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  11. I love watermelon and this sounds amazing. Yum yum Diane

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  12. It sounds fantastic. Now, remember to add rosewater to this week's shopping list...

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  13. Refreshing! Mint is also good with cantaloupe. I will have to try using rosewater as a flavoring!

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  14. I've never used rose water before. But this looks and sounds like a lovely summer dish. I love watermelon - so refreshing!!!!

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  15. This is a great idea. I have rosewater I keep meaning to use. Sounds like a great refreshing summer treat! Thanks :)

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  16. I recently read another watermelon salad using rose water and was intrigued to try it. Since I just chopped some up last night and have rose water in my cabinet I'm going to try this. Sounds refreshing.

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  17. I love simple summer recipes like this. So cool and refreshing (and don't take too much effort...PERFECT).

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  18. this sounds wonderful and a great use for mint!

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  19. Watermelon is at its peak here in Savannah, GA. This looks fabulous, Mary. :)

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  20. Mmmmmm Very refreshing indeed ! Great for hot summer days !

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  21. Oooohhh!!! This would have been the perfect treat this past weekend. It was 112 degrees yesterday!!

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  22. Sounds great, but I couldn't resist adding feta to the salad.

    I am out in Cyprus just now and watermelons are everywhere. We have been drinking a lot of watermelon smoothies. I am posting a zingy one tomorrow, if you have leftover watermelon :)

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  23. I made one very similar, Mary, that a friend gave me the recipe for. It is so refreshing! Mine had feta cheese in it. Your chocolate cake for needy moments sounds perfect for any "needy" time!! Your one special Mom. xox

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  24. This is what Summer is for! Watermelon! I haven't eaten watermelon since last Summer but I think the time has come!

    Have a lovely day Mary!

    http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

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  25. Oh my! This does sound refreshing. Watermelons are just appearing at the farmer's market here. And just in time as we are already in the high 90's! Can't wait to try this!

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  26. i certainly would like to hv this now at my place which is about 35C everyday, this will cool me down for sure!

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  27. Fabulous to use rosewater here! Love this idea and it looks so refreshing! Easy peasy too. :)

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  28. What a refreshing and flavorful way to serve watermelon.

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  29. Mary, a great idea for summer!!
    It sounds so good :D
    Un besito ^^
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  30. What a fantastic simple and refreshing treat!

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  31. This looks wonderfully refreshing. Watermelon has not yet come in from local farms, but when it does I'll definitely give this a try. I can't wait. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  32. I can imagine how great this would taste on a swelteringly hot day!

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  33. rosewater! I need rosewater! This looks amazing.

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  34. Simple,delicious,healthy and refreshing!What 's more to ask?
    Kisses!!!

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  35. This really does look refreshing. I will have to keep my eyes open for rose water.

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  36. Mmmm, fantastic! This looks so refreshing. And I love how simple it is!

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  37. This sounds like the perfect thing for a hot summer day. Wish I had a watermelon in the house right now.

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  38. Look amazing! Love the colors!

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  39. This sounds so refreshing and looks so lovely!
    Rosewater sounds so exotic! Very nice!

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  40. What a refreshing and delicious summertime treat!

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  41. Looks so good! A big plate of this would disappear in no time at all in my house!

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  42. What a fab idea, using rosewater! I am definitely going to give this a try.
    great photo btw :)

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  43. Right, this will not last in my house either. Watermelons are just so cooling and refreshing! : )

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  44. watermelon with rosewater? I never tried that but it sounds really great.

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  45. I love watermelon and mint and have a bottle of unopened rosewater.. this salad is calling me!

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  46. Watermelon and mint is very refreshing and taste really good. I'm drinking watermelon and mint water right now but have never tried rose water before.

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