|Funke Koleosho's Watermelon Delight|
I often hear people say that fruits are nature's sweets, and I agree! I have to say that nothing can quite complete a meal like a dessert made of chilled, sweet and juicy fruits such as watermelon.
Watermelons have such a unique way to offer refreshment that cannot really be compared with other fruits. I find that eating them is followed by a deep sense of satisfaction and fullness which leaves you bursting with energy and ready to go! I suppose its because of its very high content of natural sugars which are absorbed into the body very quickly. (Read more about the nutritional benefits of watermelons here.)
To be honest, watermelons require no dressing up as such. They are delicious as they are. But for convenience of eating them, in this recipe, I have carved them into balls and served on a platter, ready to be eaten as dessert. This very simple recipe is culled from my Cook! Nigerian cooking App, available on iTunes for instant download. Try it.
What you need
- Watermelon (preferably seedless)
- Spoonful of coconut shavings for garnish
- Maple syrup (this is option and you can use honey as an alternative.)
What to do
- Wash the watermelon before peeling.
- Cut open the watermelon across its length
- Remove as much of its black seeds as possible using a sharp knife.
- Then using an ice-cream scoop spoon, scoop out the flesh of the watermelon in balls.
- Pour some maple syrup on a platter and arrange the balls on it.
- Garnish with some coconut shavings.
- Serve chilled.