Whimsical Watermelon

Sliced watermelon with Lemon Parsley Cayenne Pepper

My family took me out for my birthday to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar for brunch. Except brunch is only on Saturdays and Sundays and we went on a Friday. LOL

Of course, great company makes up for just about anything and we did enjoy some things off the menu. Their fried chicken and biscuits are delicious, but something truly unique that caught our eyes and palettes was their chilled watermelon.

The watermelon they serve is zesty, spicy, and refreshing and I adapted the recipe with ingredients I had at home to enjoy it some more.

Fun Fact: Watermelons were depicted on Egyptian hieroglyphics and β€œwere often placed in the burial tombs of kings to nourish them in the afterlife.”

 

Sliced watermelon with Lemon Parsley Cayenne Pepper
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Whimsical Watermelon

Get It

  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley finely chopped

Make It

  1. Slice up some fresh watermelon, squeeze lemon juice on it, and sprinkle cayenne pepper and parsley on top to enjoy this whimsical taste sensation!

*The chilled watermelon from Yardbird was with mint instead of parsley which was equally tasty and you may also try cilantro as a substitute.

All the ingredients combined provide a great source of vitamin A and C, but some of the more interesting benefits of all the ingredients include:

  • Flush out excess fluid from the body to reduce bloating and encourage kidney health
  • Promote healthy blood cells and circulation, which helps with conditions such as anemia and high blood pressure
  • Soothe the nervous system to aid in reducing pain and inflammation. Studies have shown that vitamin B6, found in watermelons, reduces symptoms of PMS (a winner in my book)
  • Improve digestion. Cayenne pepper helps stimulate the natural movement of the intestines to digest food more efficiently

Would you be enjoying this tasty treat this summer?

Much Love,

Nena

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12 Comments on Whimsical Watermelon

  1. Happy Mothers Day! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to Comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

    • Yes! Amen to watermelon! Thank you for the comment. If you ever try this when summer comes around for you I’d love to hear what you think:)

  2. I think I will have to try this….I have had watermelon and mint before and I kinda liked it, I believe it was a frozen drink of some sort. It was quite tasty.

    • Thank you, Gina! Watermelon and pineapple are up there with my faves for sure! Hope you try it and let me know your thoughts:)

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