3 Watermelon Recipes To Keep You Cool

Posted By , July 7, 2017

 

fresh watermelonWhen it’s hot outside cool foods and drinks can save the day.  Just think about it – who wants to heat up the house by turning on the oven? No one. But wait! There is a silver lining to these dog days of summer.  Watermelon is in season! Watermelon is just as nutritious as it is delicious. Comprised of 92 percent water, watermelon is a hydrating food.  It is also a low-calorie fruit because it contains only 46 calories per cup.  Lastly, it is rich in the free radical fighting antioxidants vitamin C and lycopene.

So, today I am dropping three of my favorite and fabulous ways to use watermelon to your advantage.  These recipes promise to be quick and easy because I want you to get back to enjoying this beautiful warm weather (and not be cooped up in the kitchen).

Melon, Mint, and Basil Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • ½ cup finely chopped basil
  • ½ cup finely chopped mint
  • 2 cups of cubed watermelon (seeds removed)
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Mix the greens and melon in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Kosher salt.
  2. In a small bowl mix the chopped mint and basil, lime zest, lemon juice, and black pepper.
  3. Top the salad with the mixture.
  4. Finish with the grated parmesan.

Adapted from andreascooktales.com