7 Spectacular and Healthy Summer Recipes With Watermelon

Written by on August 2, 2015 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment

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Many people consider watermelon their favorite summer fruit but did you know that some people consider it a vegetable? Watermelon is related to cucumbers, squash and pumpkins, planted from seeds, and grown as a vegetable crop. The outer rind of watermelon is often stir-fried, stewed and pickled as a vegetable. Botanically, however, watermelon is considered a fruit and it is delicious in salads, chilled soups and just as is.

Whether you consider it a fruit or a vegetable, watermelon is a healthy food. Though mostly water, the fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals including antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium, magnesium and fiber. It is high in lycopenes, phytonutrients that aid cardiovascular and bone health. Even the seeds are good for you – roasted watermelon seeds contain lots of magnesium, iron and copper. For more on the health benefits, see A True Summer Superfruit: Watermelon and its Health Benefits.

Of course, most of us love watermelon because it is cool, juicy, sweet and refreshing. Need some pointers on what to do with a watermelon. Watch this video on The Easiest, Fastest Way to Cut a Watermelon. Every part of the watermelon can be used including the rind and seeds. Get some ideas and inspiration in 5 Ways to Use Juicy Watermelon This Summer and 12 of the Most Unique Things to Do With Watermelons. As if that wasn’t enough, here are 7 more spectacular recipes with watermelon you will want to make this summer.

1. Watermelon Cherry Cooler

Summer is upon us and staying hydrated is at the top of the list. Plain water is great but thisWatermelon Cherry Cooler is healthy and delicious. Made with fresh basil and mint, this drink will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

2. Fresh Fruit Lemonade Pops

Fresh fruit and lemonade on a hot summer day is probably the best combination since PB&J in the schoolyard. These Fresh Fruit Lemonade Pops have strawberries, mango and watermelon for a summer treat that is as pretty as it is delicious.


3. Watermelon Gazpacho With Beet Noodles

Amazingly refreshing, this Watermelon Gazpacho is the perfect summer meal. Sweet watermelon and spicy jalapenos make this chilled soup a flavor sensation. Spiralized beet noodles add even more color and texture and makes this dish light but satisfying at the same time.

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