We’re finally back home and well, keep making easy foods. You know the feeling after a fantastic vacation; you never want it to end. I’m definitely feeling recharged with a mind full of new recipe ideas and will be trying each of them in the coming days. These Watermelon Slices with Chili are inspired by a treat at a restaurant we went during our vacation in Bodrum.
They served peeled and roughly chopped watermelon slices with a little cinnamon topping and we loved it. I’ve tried apple slices with cinnamon before, but this was completely new to me. I hadn’t thought of adding anything on chopped watermelon except feta until then. Watermelon feta salad is always the number one summer food for us. Anyway, I thought I must try it with some other spices too.
I’ve tried ginger powder, dried mint and sumac but we loved the watermelon slices with chili most. Chili is a spice that is often combined with chocolate or desserts with chocolate and it makes a perfect match with watermelon too. These slices are the best combination of hot and refreshing flavors. If you think chili is a winter spice, you need to think it twice. Try it with chilled watermelon and see it yourself. These watermelon slices with chili are the best summer snack!
If you like savory sweet combinations, you will probably like this hot sweet combination too. The best thing is that the sweet side of this recipe is wonderfully refreshing too. You won’t sweat when you taste the hot chili unlike other chili treats since refreshingly cold watermelon comes to your assistance.
“What a weird way of eating watermelon!” you might think when you see these watermelon slices with chili. Come on, have the courage and try it! You won’t regret. I promise. Nobody has complained yet when they tried my Chocolate-dipped Watermelon Bites.
- 10 watermelon slices
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Chill watermelon slices and sprinkle chili powder on each.
- Serve immediately.