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Informal Poll: Watermelon- Salted or Not? Answered

Does anyone here put salt and/or pepper on their watermelon?

Please post your country/location when replying... and thanks!

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1der1234
1der1234

4 years ago

No salt on my watermelon. This is probably one of my favorite snacks for any time and I prefer them at their most natural state! :)

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Triclaw
Triclaw

5 years ago

no salt usa

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muncandy
muncandy

5 years ago

no, i want it to be sweet

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sunshiine
sunshiine

7 years ago

Definetely salty!
Sunshiine

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

lol... I've got a salted watermelon pop with your name on it! ;-)

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 7 years ago

Please freeze it until I can get there! Mouth watering already!
Sunshiine

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onrust
onrust

7 years ago

Watermelon plain unless rum soaked :)

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

;-D

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garnishrecipes
garnishrecipes

7 years ago

I like mine with super-salty French or Bulgarian feta. So, salted :)

For sweet, aged balsamic syrup is delicious.

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rrkrose
rrkrose

Reply 7 years ago

Watermelon with really good balsamic is always amazing but the best way to have them is with salt and lemon, and chili powder!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Now it's Chili powder? lol... where have I been living??? Under a rock?

Who knows these things???? ;-D

So... Caitlinsdad wasn't just kidding when he suggested lime and hot sauce?


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rrkrose
rrkrose

Reply 7 years ago

My babysitter is from mexico and that is the only way they eat it there. I was a little hesitant at first but now I love it! Their is this seasoning called tajin that is sold at some grocery stores. It is somewhat spicy but mostly lemony and salty. It is amazing!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Interesting!

FlatLinerMEDIC also mentioned using Tajin. I spend every Winter down in Baja so I'm sure I can find this seasoning mix.

What I've never seen is Watermelon in La Bocana (our sleepy fishing town) so it looks like I'll be toting some frozen pulp down there next month.

This is great! Thank you so much rrkrose!!!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

I love your gourmet way of thinking! ;-)

yeah.. I've tried to put some salt in watermelons, tastes good, but I still prefer to eat it with no salt at all... I enjoyed its refreshing juice especially during summer...

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Thank you for commenting!

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flyingpuppy
flyingpuppy

7 years ago

Dunno. But mangos--definitely salted. : )

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Interesting! You've got me thinking that Papaya might benefit from a smidge of salt... hmmmmmmmmm.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

don't forget about hot sauce and lemon or lime.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Nope... not happening in my lifetime.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

7 years ago

We use to put some salt on watermelon as kids. Never heard of using pepper. Parents were immigrants from what is considered the "redneck" part of China so I don't know where they got the idea from. I guess it might be to replenish your body salts as you sweat it out and need to eat watermelon to cool down. It wasn't too common when I lived down South but not odd if you saw someone doing it. It is probably considered not healthy nowadays but just a touch of salt does make watermelon taste sweeter - does something to activate the taste buds... Then again, we had stir-fried lettuce as kids.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Redneck Chinese?

That's, what, eating Jambalaya with chopsticks? Copies of Mao's Little Red Book bound in alligator hide? Sun Tzu translated into Cajun?

0_o

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Ni Haody!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Oh, my...

Would a yee ha! be terribly inappropriate?

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Both of you!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Hmmm, Jambalaya, you're thinking Cajun (Les Acadiens i.e. the French speaking Canadians) whereas redneck is more of a lifestyle rather than an ethnic group :-)

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blkhawk
blkhawk

Reply 7 years ago

Fried green tomatoes for lunch and cream on biscuit for breakfast, partner! You all 'r welcome!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Fried okra and cornbread hush puppies are favs.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

I prefer my okra in a nice thick gumbo ummm um

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Ugh, I have to avoid fried, but I do like a good green tomater pie ;-)

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Stir-fried lettuce sounds resourceful to me. I've eaten it boiled when my cupboard was bare.

I think you're correct about salt making the watermelon taste sweeter.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

UK - never even heard of watermelon being seasoned.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 7 years ago

+1

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Moem
Moem

Reply 7 years ago

Same here. I'm in the Netherlands.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Thank you for commenting!

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

lol... must be another Redneck thang. ;-D

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

7 years ago

I have eaten lots of salted watermelon and it's not bad... but cantaloupe is REALLY what you should salt! It's sooooo good. I could eat a 10 pound cantaloupe all by myself if I was given enough salt. :D

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Salt on cantaloupe... one of my hubby's favorite, too!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 7 years ago

Oh, and I totally forgot - Kentucky for me! Might have lived in California for a couple months but I don't think I'll ever claim it as home, haha

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

lol Jessy... can't fault you for that.  I was born and raised in So. Cal and I still don't claim it as home. ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

7 years ago

east coast USA, no salt when I was younger, and now definitely none :-)

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Noted and thanks! ;-)

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blkhawk
blkhawk

Reply 7 years ago

I heard of salt on fresh tomatoes but gin in watermelon.

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Gin? I've heard of Vodka but not gin.

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blkhawk
blkhawk

Reply 7 years ago

Vodka? Yes thank you! :-)

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

;-D

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bajablue
bajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Current tab: 3 No salt. Noted and thank you. ;-)

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artfulann
artfulann

7 years ago

Salt- just a little bit, and just on the part you're eating. Salt it too soon and it disappears.
I'm a Ga girl orginally- now in Houston. Hubbie does't salt- he's from Boston. Must be a southern thing, and maybe country and not city.