Elegant Watermelon


Summer Recipes for Your Backyard Get-togethers

recipes courtesy National Watermelon Promotion Board

Watermelon Malibu Surf

1 serving
1 cup seedless watermelon chunks
1 cup trimmed strawberries, cut in half
1/2 cup coconut cream
1 to 2 shots spiced rum
Mini watermelon wedges for garnish
1/2 cup sweetened whipped topping

Blend watermelon, strawberries, coconut cream and rum just until smooth. Place in freezer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Pour into in chilled glass. Garnish with mini watermelon wedges and whipped topping. Serve

Balsamic Caramelized Onion Caprese

5 servings

1/4 cup olive oil
1 sweet large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup extra dry vermouth
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
1 pound fresh water packed mozzarella, sliced into 15 slices
15-2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch by 1/2-inch thick slices seedless watermelon
1 cup fresh basil leaves

Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté for about five minutes until onions are golden in color and slightly toasted. Reduce heat to medium. Add the vermouth and sugar to the pan and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated from the pan. Stir in the balsamic and sauté another few minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Alternate slices of cheese and watermelon on a serving platter or up to four individual salad plates. Spoon onion mixture over watermelon and mozzarella slices. Garnish with fresh basil.

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