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Hot and Sweet Watermelon

Hot and Sweet Watermelon


Hot and Sweet Watermelon

This sweet and spicy dessert is refreshing and very healthy.
Preparation time: 20 minutes or less
Servings: 4
5 A Day servings: 1 .


  • tsp. whole peppercorns or coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. very finely chopped mint leaves
  • 6 cups -inch seedless red watermelon cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. Place peppercorns on chopping block.
  2. Using the bottom of a heavy saucepan, press firmly, into a heavy downward motion and crush peppercorns into a semi-coarse texture.
  3. Combine ground peppercorns with finely chopped mint.
  4. In a large bowl, toss spice mixture gently but thoroughly with watermelon cubes.
  5. Spoon into 4 individual serving glasses or bowls.
  6. Serve chilled, garnished with a fresh mint leaf.
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C.

Nutrition Facts

Amounts Per Serving
Calories: 71
Carbohydrates: 18g
Total Fat: 0.4g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g
Dietary Fiber: 1g % of
Calories from Fat: 5%
Sodium: 2mg
Protein: 1g

Credit: Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

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