Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 20 Mins
Serves 6

Juicy-crisp watermelon chunks turn extra-refreshing with a cold topping of slushy cucumber-lime granita. If you have access to both, use red and yellow watermelon.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes; cool completely. Place syrup, juice, and next 6 ingredients (through cucumber) in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour mixture into an 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish; cover and freeze 3 hours or until firm, stirring with a fork every 45 minutes. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

Step 2

Place watermelon cubes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt; toss to combine. Let stand 10 minutes. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups watermelon mixture into each of 6 bowls; top each serving with about 1/2 cup granita.

Ratings & Reviews

SewingMom's Review

August 07, 2013

frankie55's Review

July 17, 2013
A refreshing combination for summer. Loved it.

boblemons62's Review

July 16, 2013
The cilantro needs to be left out. It overpowered everything else. Also leave out the salt it simply isn't needed.