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Watermelon Mojito Wedges are perfect for the lazy days of summer. When you need an easy, refreshing accompaniment to whatever you’re planning on grilling, Watermelon Mojito Wedges are JUST the thing. Once you’ve had one taste, it’s really, really hard to stop! And, since they’re low in calories, there’s no need to stop!
What Are Watermelon Mojito Wedges?
Are they a dessert? An appetizer? A side dish – like a fruit salad? Or are they all of the above?
Whatever they are, they’re delicious, refreshing, and addictive! So YOU decide how you’d like to serve them.
Are They Kid Friendly?
The alcohol in the simple syrup cooks out, but the flavor remains. So your kids certainly won’t get tipsy off of them.
If you like mojitos, you’re going to love these! The lime, the mint, and the rum: what a yummy combo they make! And don’t omit the salt. That’s what takes the dish from being just sweet, to super-flavorful, and almost addictive.
You’re going to want to try this with the next ripe, juicy watermelon you can lay your sticky fingers on. So just go ahead and pin this recipe on Pinterest!
The Recipe for Watermelon Mojito Wedges
- 1/2 c. rum
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. water
- juice of 2 limes
- A "personal" size seedless watermelon, cut into wedges
- thin slices of lime
- chopped mint leaves
- kosher salt
- To make the syrup: Bring rum, sugar and water to a boil in a small sauce pan, over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer, and simmer until the liquid has reduced to about a cup. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool to room temperature, and stir in lime juice.
- To marinate the watermelon: Arrange the watermelon wedges on a platter, and pierce each wedge several times with a fork. Drizzle the wedges with the syrup, and allow the syrup to soak in for a minimum of 1 hr. in the fridge, or overnight, if desired.
- To serve the dish: Just before serving, sprinkle with mint, and kosher salt, and garnish the platter with lime slices. You can serve more kosher salt in a bowl on the side, for those who like it a little saltier.
Nearly all the alcohol cooks out of this recipe, so the worst you can get from it is a flavor buzz!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 0g
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