Celebrate Watermelon Season with a Snack

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Bon Secours Watermelon Day

Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy some watermelon. While this fruit is delicious, it is also very healthy.

Watermelon is 92 percent water and a great way to stay hydrated. It is one of the lowest calorie fruits and is loaded with nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and magnesium to name a few.

Enjoy these three watermelon-based snack recipes.

Watermelon Pizza

1 watermelon
1 cup coconut yogurt
½ cup strawberries, sliced in half
½ cup raspberries
½ cup cherries
½ cup blueberries
½ cup pomegranate seeds
Honey or maple syrup, optional

With a sharp knife cut off a circular slice of watermelon right down the middle, about two to three inches thick. Lay flat. Using a spatula, evenly spread a layer of yogurt around the watermelon. Layer the fresh fruits on top as you please. Drizzle honey or maple syrup if desired.

Watermelon Key Lime Slushie

3 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
6 to 8 key limes
¼ cup sugar
2 cups ice

Place watermelon in freezer for one hour. Zest key limes into a bowl. Cut and juice limes into a separate bowl. Add frozen watermelon into blender with sugar, lime juice and lime zest. Pulse until blended (add up to ½ cup water if it seems too thick). Add ice to mixture and blend. Transfer to glasses and serve.

Watermelon Salad

3 cups watermelon, cubed
1.5 cups sliced cucumbers, remove seeds
2 tablespoons mint, freshly sliced
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice

Place watermelon, cucumber and mint in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice and add a dash of salt and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over the melon mixture and toss. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve.

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