Add a little confectioner's sugar to a basil pesto and use it as a sauce on sweet melon.
The Runaway Spoon
Watermelon and mint are a classic summer pairing. I love it in a sorbet or a sweet tea drink. But basil is a great match with melon as well, so I worked up this sweet pesto, with the herby, grassiness of basil and a little undernote of mint. It really is a fresh taste of the summer garden.
Serve the watermelon however you like – in thin wedges, big chunks or pretty balls. Toss it as a salad or drizzle over pieces. The pesto is also good on other melons and fruits.
Watermelon with sweet pesto
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves