Grilled Watermelon with Chamomile-Cocoa Salt
In a story about cooking with fruit for Juneteenth, writer Nicole A. Taylor drew on her memories of a ripe, perfect watermelon enjoyed in Austin, Texas to create her recipe for Grilled Watermelon with Chamomile-Cocoa Salt. In this quick-grilling snack, watermelon wedges take on a slightly smoky flavor from the grill that's enhanced by a toasty, crunchy spice blend of benne seeds, chamomile, fennel, and cocoa. Benne seeds have a more robust, slightly bitter flavor than their cousins, sesame seeds; either are delicious in this recipe.
Chamomile mixture can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Find benne seeds and dried chamomile blossoms at specialty stores or online at foodsofnations.com.