Wonderful Ways with Watermelon

Cut Watermelon on Rind


Juicy. Delicious. Nutritious.

Watermelon is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and lycopene. And if you’re looking for the perfect food to help you slim down this summer or a creative way to stay hydrated, eat up. Watermelon is over 90% water and has just 45 calories per cup.

I got the inspiration for this post yesterday as I had some Florida watermelon that was literally as sweet as candy. It was so sweet, I couldn’t finish it. So I started thinking about other ways to eat it.  Here are a few that come to mind…

Slice it. For a treat add lime juice or a sprinkle of kosher salt. It really brings out the sweetness.

Let it star in your salad. Combine cubes of watermelon with feta cheese and arugula.  The melon adds tons of flavor, so go light on the dressing.  This may sound strange but be adventurous. It’s delicious. Try this Watermelon Feta and Arugula Salad or Mediterranean Watermelon Salad to get started

Balance the sweet with a little spice. This Watermelon Salsa is great with chips or over fish or chicken.

Make a Watermelon Slushie. This is an easy frozen treat to beat the summer heat.

Freeze it. Try these Frozen Melon Margarita Pops for the adults at your next outdoor barbeque.

Get a spoon! Eat it straight from the rind. Yes. This is the country girl coming out of me but hey… no need to get fancy when it’s that good.

How are you enjoying your watermelon this summer?


Image courtesy mynameisharsha on flickr.

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