Hot and Sweet Watermelon


By Lori Taylor


Hot and Sweet Watermelon

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Course: Side Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian


  • 3/4 tsp peppercorns whole ( or coarsely ground black pepper)
  • 1-1/2 tsp mint very finely chopped
  • 6 cups watermelon 3/4-inch cubes, seedless
  • mint leaves fresh


  • Place peppercorns on chopping block. Using the bottom of a heavy saucepan, press firmly, into a heavy downward motion and crush peppercorns into a semi-coarse texture. Combine ground peppercorns with finely chopped mint.
  • In a large bowl, toss spice mixture gently but thoroughly with watermelon cubes.
  • Spoon into 4 individual serving glasses or bowls. Serve chilled, garnished with a fresh mint leaf.


Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH).

Hot Watermelon

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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