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Celebrate National Watermelon Day with salsa

Watermelon

Watermelon Salsa
Serves 4. For a dynamite combination, serve salsa with grilled chicken breasts seasoned with jerk marinade or jerk seasoning before cooking.

1 cup diced watermelon (seeds removed)
3/4 cup diced strawberries
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 tbls. diced seeded jalapeno chili
2 tbls. finely chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tbls. olive oil
1 tbl. lime juice
1 tsp. sugar

1. Gently stir together all ingredients in bowl.
2. Let stand to blend flavors, about 1 hour.

LSU AgCenter Garden Fest

Yellow watermelon

A variety of yellow watermelon awaits tasters at Saturday's LSU AgCenter Garden Fest.

The LSU AgCenter Garden Fest at the Burden Center was the land of yellow watermelons and tomatoes called potato. Of bloody Marys and omelets. Of hayrides and field tours.
I spent most of my time test-driving different watermelons and tomatoes in the taste-testing tents. Kiki Fontenot, the AgCenter’s tomato expert, said the taste-test was more than just a fun activity, it helps researchers decide what produce farmers should grow. We were collecting data. Tasty, tasty data.