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Watermelon Fest

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Eva Amurri Martino sets up a colorful spread outdoors underneath a pink umbrella

I like to highlight and celebrate seasonal foods, especially fruit, when my fam and I can’t get enough! We’ve been alllll about watermelon recently.  The kids love it, I love it, and it’s pretty spectacular to look at in my opinion.  Who doesn’t love a pink and green moment?! We decided to have a little fun and throw our own Watermelon Fest at casa Martino, to appreciate all things Watermelon season.  

Eva Amurri Martino shares her watermelon fest recipes
Eva Amurri Martino sips on a watermelon mojito
Eva Amurri Martino dips a watermelon fry into a yogurt dip

I came up with this Watermelon Mojito recipe, which is super easy to make “virgin” as well (ie, don’t worry, Marlowe’s did not contain alcohol!).  I also thought it would be fun to make some “Watermelon Fries” with a lime-yogurt dipping sauce as a healthy snack alternative.  Serve this with my Sweet & Salty Salad from my Mother’s Day brunch, and you have a delicious Watermelon-themed lunch!  If you can’t be a little extra in the summer time, when can you?

Major Martino grabs some watermelon candy
Marlowe Martino sits on mom Eva Amurri Martino's lap eating a watermelon lollipop
Marlowe Martino sips on a virgin watermelon mojito

Watermelon Fries With Lime Yogurt Dip Recipe

  • 1 Watermelon
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Cut your watermelon in to long skinny fries.  Don’t make too thin, so they hold up when dipping! Next, mix your dip.  Combine the yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, and honey.  Enjoy immediately!

Eva Amurri Martino sips on a watermelon mojito
Marlowe Martino sips on a virgin watermelon mojito
Eva Amurri Martino sits with daughter Marlowe on her lap

Watermelon Mojito Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz White rum
  • 3 oz Watermelon juice
  • Watermelon Cocktail Sugar Rimmer
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Fresh mint (the more the merrier!)
  • Club soda

First, take a wedge of lime and rub it along the rim of your highball glass. Place the watermelon cocktail sugar rimmer onto a flat plate and place your glass upside onto the sugar until it’s coated evenly. Then muddle the mint by combining it with the rum and the watermelon juice inside a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake for 15 seconds. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a cocktail muddler in a dish before pouring mixture into a highball glass over ice. If using the cocktail shaker, strain the mixture over ice into a highball glass over ice. Top off with club soda, a squeeze of lemon and garnish with lots of extra fresh mint! Enjoy!

Eva Amurri Martino serves some watermelon fries to her son Major and daughter Marlowe
Eva Amurri Martino kisses son Major
Eva Amurri Martino's Watermelon Mojitos
Eva Amurri Martino serves some watermelon fries to her son Major
Eva Amurri Martino's daughter Marlowe and Major chow down on watermelon fries
Eva Amurri Martino dips a watermelon fry into a yogurt dip

Watermelon Fries With Lime Yogurt Dip Recipe

I like to highlight and celebrate seasonal foods, especially fruit, when my fam and I can’t get enough! We’ve been alllll about watermelon recently.  The kids love it, I love it, and it’s pretty spectacular to look at in my opinion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 393 kcal

Equipment

  • whisk

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Cut your watermelon in to long skinny fries. Don’t make too thin, so they hold up when dipping!
  • Next, mix your dip.  Combine the yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, and honey.
  • Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Fries With Lime Yogurt Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 fries)
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 1365mg39%
Carbohydrates 95g32%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 76g84%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 6418IU128%
Vitamin C 101mg122%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Fries, summer, Watermelon
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Eva Amurri Martino's Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojito Recipe

I came up with this Watermelon Mojito recipe, which is super easy to make “virgin” as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 147 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddler

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • First, take a wedge of lime and rub it along the rim of your highball glass.
  • Place the watermelon cocktail sugar rimmer onto a flat plate and place your glass upside onto the sugar until it's coated evenly.
  • Then muddle the mint by combining it with the rum and the watermelon juice inside a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake for 15 seconds. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, use a cocktail muddler in a dish before pouring mixture into a highball glass over ice.
  • If using the cocktail shaker, strain the mixture over ice into a highball glass over ice.
  • Top off with club soda, a squeeze of lemon and garnish with lots of extra fresh mint!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Mojito Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 654IU13%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Cocktail, Mojito, Watermelon
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2 Comments

  1. Camilla says:

    5 stars
    Your daughter looks adorable in that outfit! The recipe looks so good. I’m thinking of making it! What a great idea to do a watermelon party!
    Sour Patch watermelon candy would be fun to have at a watermelon themed party! ??

    08.15.19 Reply