- 1/2 of a large watermelon
- 10 large basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
Remove rind from watermelon. Tear or chop basil leaves. Place watermelon, basil, and lemon zest in blender and mix until smooth.
Run mixture through a strainer or sieve to get rid of pulp.
Once the mixture is strained, chill it in the refrigerator until cold and then it is ready to drink! Serve as a rich and delicious juice or mix it with vodka for a "healthy" martini. ;)
(*If you are making the Watermelon Basil Rib Eye Steak you can use the leftover pulp from this recipe to make a paste that tastes delicious with the steak. Simply reserve pulp in a container, heat up a little bit of extra virgin olive oil in a sauce pan and then add the pulp to the pan. Let it cook on high for a few minutes, and then let it simmer until thick. Serve with the steak and enjoy!)