Perfect Summertime Food – Just Add Salt
I can't imagine a summer without having some watermelon outside at least once. The perfect end to a meal of grilled burgers, dogs, and the typical sides. Recently, while at such an event, I did my usual routine of grabbing a big slice of watermelon and then putting a nice layer of salt on it. I was met with the disgusted faces of literally everyone I was with. "Why would you put salt on watermelon?" Really? Isn't that a thing with everyone that doesn't have an aversion to salt?
So my friends, the same people who eat ranch dressing on tacos, told me that they had never witnessed salt on fruit and wouldn't even sample it. I know this is one of those petty moments where I'm just out to prove my friends wrong, but it has to be done. I just want to do a quick survey of you watermelon eaters out there: Salt or No Salt?
For the record, I am not one of those people who adds salt to everything. Salt on watermelon, apples, cantaloupe, etc. is great though because it makes them taste so much sweeter. Having the salty contrast accentuates the flavor of the fruit. I can tell from that last sentence that I've been watching too much Food Network, but I still say if you've never tried it, give it a shot (or a dash I guess).