Watermelon Compressed with Smoked Salt and Lime Zest


  1. Peel watermelon and cut into 1-inch cubes. Sprinkle them with salt and lime zest. Place cubes on flat plate that will fit in a large sandwich bag. Seal, pressing out as much air as possible. Place something on top of bag that will provide gentle, even pressure. Chill for 2 hours.
  2. When the watermelon is ready, it will have a denser texture.


  • 1 lime lime zest
  • to taste salt, smoked
  • 3 lb watermelon