Watermelon is cool, delicious, and low in calories, so why not try some of these refreshing watermelon recipes for summer meals?
Nothing says “summer” like biting into a sweet, refreshing slice of watermelon, and unlike summer treats such as ice cream, watermelon is terrific for your health. It’s low in calories but high in vitamins A and C; it’s also more than 90 per cent water, keeping you hydrated on a hot summer day. Studies have shown that the nutrients in watermelon can soothe muscles after workouts, improve heart health, and even fight cancer with its rich stores of the antioxidant lycopene. These tasty watermelon recipes for summer meals will give you new ways to enjoy this refreshing fruit – keeping you cool in the process!
Whether you serve this as a virgin mocktail or with a shot of tequila, this delicious cocktail is the perfect addition to a summer barbecue. Jalapenos make it spicy and sweet at the same time.
Ingredients: Seedless, frozen watermelon cubes; lime juice; honey; seeded jalapeno; silver tequila (optional); mint sprigs and watermelon wedges to garnish (optional)
Chilly appetizers are a welcome way to beat the heat in summer. Combine this sweet, cool soup with a salad or room-temperature grilled chicken to relax on a hot day. Check out how to create this most simple of watermelon recipes for summer here!
Ingredients: Cucumber; fresh mint; cubed watermelon; sugar; dry white wine; lime juice; salt; Tabasco or other hot sauce (optional).
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