Summer Recipes With Watermelon
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Summer Recipes With Watermelon

Posted on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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Watermelon goes in season during the month of June. How will you use up all the watermelon you bought? Try some of these recipes.The best time to buy fresh produce is when it is in season. That’s when you will find fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices of the year. Once you’ve made your purchases, you need to figure out what to do with food. Watermelon goes in season in the month of June. Here are a few recipes that will help you to use up all the watermelon you buy.

3 Watermelon Recipes to Try

Three Melon Smoothie
AllRecipes has a simple recipe for a three melon smoothie. It features watermelon as well as some other melons. This recipe does not include sugar, so it might be healthier than some of the smoothie options offered by fast food places.

You will need: 2 cups of seedless watermelon (cubed), 1 cup of honeydew melon (cubed), 1 cup of cantaloupe melon (cubed), ½ cup of ice cubes and ½ cup of lemon-lime soda pop.

This recipe is super easy to prepare. Stick everything into your blender. Puree it until it is smooth. There will be enough three melon smoothie to serve four people.

Instant Watermelon Pops
Southern Living has a recipe for watermelon pops that is quicker and healthier than the sugar filled popsicles that you can buy at the store. This recipe appears on the My Recipes website, but originated at Southern Living.

Start with a watermelon. Cut it into wedges. Cut a 1-inch slit into the rind of each watermelon wedge and insert a wooden stick. Serve them as is, or add some “extras”. They suggest you can add any of the following: flavored salts and freshly ground pepper, local honey and fresh lime juice, red pepper, or, for the adults, a splash of schnapps.

Watermelon Salad
Want to turn your sweet watermelon into something a bit more savory? Cooking Light has a recipe for watermelon salad that might be what you are looking for. The recipe appears at My Recipes, but originated at Cooking Light.

Start with 4 cups of cubed, seeded, watermelon. Other ingredients include: red onion, fresh lime juice, pitted kalamata olives, fresh parsley, fresh mint, and crumbled feta cheese. This salad could be a refreshing, and healthy, option for dinner on a hot summer evening. The recipe makes 12 servings.

These are just a few ideas to get started with. In addition, you can find plenty of recipes for watermelon salsa online. It goes nicely with a meal that focuses on cooked meat or fish. It might also taste good on tacos.

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