Thursday, July 8, 2010
Well, when the carnivore recently came across this yellow watermelon it reminded me of those paintings (and a purple sweet potato I ate once). But, the real question remained - what does a yellow watermelon taste like? Curious to be sure, we purchased a large slice and took it to a poolside bash with our friends. Needless to say they were as surprised as we were to come across this strangely colored fruit. The final report - it tastes like a watermelon - go figure! It is just as sweet, but with a bit of a different after taste. Also, the texture is a bit chewier. However, it was a hit all around.
So, if you come across this wacky watermelon at your local market, give it a try. It is great on its own, diced in a fruit salad along side its normal colored counterpart, or can be used in refreshing beverages - like watermelon basil lemonade or watermelon mint coolers. If nothing else it is a way to get your carnivores (adults and kids alike) to eat more fruit!