On Super Bowl Sunday basic bowls won't stand a chance against these two creative watermelon carvings.
Watermelon Salsa Bowl
- 1 watermelon round and seedless
- 1 piece dry erase marker
- 1 piece utility knife or carving knife
- 1 piece ice cream scoop or other large spoon
- 1 serving Fire and Ice Salsa (see recipe below)
- 1 serving chips, jalapenos, cilantro and lime for garnish.
- Choose a round seedless watermelon.
- Wash the watermelon and pat dry.
- Use a dry erase marker to trace the design around the middle of the watermelon.
- Use a utility knife to carve the design (copy design in photo).
- Split watermelon in half, and use a scoop to carve out flesh.
- Choose a flat area of rind on the other watermelon half to trace and carve out the lizard design (copy from image in photo).
- Fill bowl with Fire & Ice salsa
- Garnish with lizard and chips, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime.
- 1 Round Watermelon
- Sharp Pencil or thin marker
- Using a round watermelon, slice off a piece approximately 4 inches down on the stem end. Set cut piece aside to use later for mouth guard.
- Make a curved cut from one side of the melon to the other to cut out the face portion of the helmet. Hollow out the entire melon.
- Take the piece that was set aside in step #1 and place cut side down. Place knife at the center of stem end and cut in half.
- Take one half of cut piece and draw mouth guard grid with a sharp pencil or thin marker as shown in picture. Remove flesh and using a small knife, cut out grid design.
- To assemble, place mouth piece on a plate. Place the helmet piece on top, pushing the mouthpiece ends towards the inside of the helmet. You may need to carve a little out of the helmet ends to fit the mouth grid comfortably.
- Fill with fruit salad.
—Instructions courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board
Hot jalapeno peppers and chilly watermelon make an unlikely duo in this spicy yet sweet salsa.