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Watermelon Slices with Lime-Honey Syrup

Watermelon Slices with Lime-Honey Syrup

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 2 mins
  • Cool 1 hr
  • Chill 2 hrs to 24 hrs

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A chile pepper adds a little heat to the sweet citrus syrup that tops the cool watermelon in this appetizer. You also could make this a side dish for any grilled entree.


  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 fresh serrano chile pepper, halved lengthwise
  • 1 3-inch piece stick cinnamon
  • 6 -8 cups 1-inch pieces assorted (red, orange, and yellow) watermelons
  • Lime twists/curls (optional)


  1. For syrup: In a small saucepan, combine lime peel, lime juice, honey, chile pepper, and stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Cover; chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Just before serving, strain syrup; discard chile pepper and seeds and stick cinnamon. Arrange watermelon pieces in champagne flutes or wine glasses. Drizzle syrup over melon. If you like, garnish with lime twists/curls. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Watermelon Slices with Lime-Honey Syrup)

Servings Per Recipe 12, iron (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 1, vit. C (mg) 17, sodium (mg) 4, fiber (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 94, calcium (mg) 10, carb. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 534, pro. (g) 1

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