This was stolen directly from my neighbor Leah, who hosted a fabulous Memorial Day party for a bunch of people on our street this year.
Spicy watermelon. I mean.
It’s ridiculously simple, which honestly is how I think all watermelon dishes should be. Throw some feta on there every once in awhile, sure, but watermelon is so wonderful on its own, especially this time of year when it’s actually in season, but mainly a few teeny flavors over the most perfect summer fruit is all I need.
I know some people are iffy about salt on fruit, and I hear you. Sometimes it doesn’t work. Here, though, it definitely does. The super sweet melon with just a teeny bit of salt really bring together the spice of the cayenne and the freshness of the mint, and lime zest over the whole thing just feels right. It’s one of those perfect 5-minute raw summer dishes that feel fancy, take zero effort, and taste amazing.