Armenians, summertime, and melons go hand-in-hand.
Armenia is said to have some of the biggest, sweetest watermelon on the planet.
boast that 750 million pounds of watermelon were grown in Florida in 2012,
making this state the leading watermelon producer in the U.S. (This bit of
trivia comes straight from the U.S. Census Bureau.)
grown in Armenia, but what we’ve eaten here so far this season has been pretty darn
|Photo from ericsgourmet.com|
Why not kick back on your front porch or back deck with family, friends, and a bowl of refreshing fruit salad?
This honey-lemon fruit salad is perfect
for summer gatherings– it’s cool, sweet, tangy, and minty – all at the same time.
The honey-lemon syrup can be made a day in advance for a quick-to-serve- dessert or
You can use any kind of melon you like, and add fresh seasonal berries for a special touch.
Yields about 8 servings
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
zest. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring now and then.
half – about 5 minutes.
Set aside until ready to use.
1 cup seasonal berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
nuts of your choice, chopped fresh mint leaves
nuts of your choice, and chopped fresh mint leaves, if desired.