Watermelon Salad

Happy Fourth of July! It’s been crazy busy around here for the past week but I wanted to share this delicious watermelon salad that Chef AJ created. It’s so refreshing and perfect for your backyard BBQ and pot lucks all summer long. It might seem like an unlikely combination but trust me – you are going to love the flavor profile.

Happy July 4th! Nutmeg Notebook

Happy July 4th!
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We hosted a pot luck the other night and this was one of my centerpieces. My daughter Katy arranged the flowers for me.

Chef Aj's Watermelon Salad Nutmeg Notebook

Chef Aj’s Watermelon Salad
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Watermelon Salad

  • watermelon cubed
  • Persian cucumbers sliced -not too thin a little thicker is better
  • fresh mint chopped to taste
  • fresh lime juice to taste

This is not an exact recipe but rather a method. You want more watermelon then cucumbers – maybe twice as much watermelon as cucumber. Add fresh chopped mint to taste and just before serving squeeze fresh lime juice to taste over it all and gently stir to incorporate the juice.

If you have some leftover the next day Chef AJ says to pop it into your blender and make a refreshing watermelon lime mint beverage! This recipe is so popular when I make it that there isn’t any leftover to make into a drink!

Recipe shared with permission from Chef AJ

Nutmeg Notes

We have a lot of activities happening behind the scenes here! I hope to find the time to post about them soon. As a follow up to my epidural steroid shot that I had a few weeks ago – it has given me some relief. The sciatic nerve pain is not as severe. The pain specialist changed how I take my nerve meds and that seems to be working better. I will have a second procedure done. I am still in physical therapy once a week and that has helped a great deal. I walk 5-6 miles each morning as it seems to make me feel better. On the positive side that means I am getting a lot of steps each day on my Fitbit! There is a silver lining in these kind of situation is we look for them!

Katy & ALma Nutmeg Notebook

Katy & ALma
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We are enjoying spending as much time as we can with baby Alma. She is the love of our lives and brings us so much joy. Mommy Katy and daddy Esau are amazing parents and its a joy to watch them care for Alma. I can’t go more than 2 days without seeing my little sweet pea – she has stolen my heart!

Happy July 4th!


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