Hot and Sweet Watermelon

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
This sweet and spicy dessert is refreshing and very healthy.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes or less


Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Red


  • 3/4 tsp. whole peppercorns or coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. very finely chopped mint leaves
  • 6 cups 3/4-inch seedless red watermelon cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves


Place peppercorns on chopping block. Using the bottom of a heavy saucepan, press firmly, into a heavy downward motion and crush peppercorns into a semi-coarse texture.  Combine ground peppercorns with finely chopped mint. In a large bowl, toss spice mixture gently but thoroughly with watermelon cubes. Spoon into 4 individual serving glasses or bowls. Serve chilled, garnished with a fresh mint leaf.


Each serving provides:  An excellent source of vitamins A and C.


Nutritional Information

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