I’m sure you have all read a load of obligatory summer watermelon posts in the last few months, but this cool, refreshing medley of sweet, juicy watermelon, fresh, slightly tart cucumber and zingy lime really is something else.
People often ask me what the best things about being an expat are. Often, I (half) joke ‘the food’. Today, on the day of the new student orientation activities, I realised that there is so much more. Being reunited with unexpected friends from a previous school, buried deep in the memories of sand boxes and the ABC, the familiar pause after the vital ‘so, where are you from?’, and the first conversations with someone who could mean the world to you in just a few short months. Life is bustling, and even though we are all from completely different corners of the globe, we are the same.
Because we all love watermelon juice, obviously! Sweet, refreshing watermelon whose ruby-red juices drip down your chin as you frantically stuff it in to your mouth swirled with cool, pastel green cucumber juice and an adventurous, impulsive twist of daring, electric lime juice. Quirky yet familiar, sweet yet zingy, and no harder to throw together than a glass of sickly sweet, preservative-loaded, artificially coloured soda, it’s become my go-to recipe for a bright, refreshing drink. Simply blend, strain, and enjoy!
Enjoying it in a fancy glass with a shmancy lime wedge whilst imagining Caribbean beaches doesn’t hurt either…
watermelon cucumber lime juice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 4 cups diced watermelon
- 1 cup diced cucumber, peeled
- juice of 1 lime
- lime wedges, to serve
1. Blend together all ingredients except lime wedges in a blender.
2. Sieve the mixture to get rid of any fruit pulp (I like to use the pulp in smoothies) so that you are left with just the juices.
3. Serve in a fancy glass with a lime wedge and enjoy!