There is nothing better than a slice of juicy watermelon on a sunny day!
The watermelon is vegetable from the pumpkin group. Because of its sweet taste, people serve it as a dessert and consider it as fruit. Fresh watermelon is consumed in many ways and is mainly present as an addition to the summer cocktails.
Besides being delicious, did you know that watermelon is also incredibly useful for our health and body?
Due to its amount of water (92%) it is considered an excellent diuretic. It is recommended for people who have kidney problems because it is a unique toxins cleanser.
Also those on a diet who want to maintain a line can eat it in unlimited quantities – one piece watermelon has only 40 calories.
It contains the amino acid called – arginine that positively affects the heart, immunity, and circulatory system. It is also a source of vitamin C, which is good for for the teeth, the immune system and helps the wound healing process.
Watermelon contains large amounts of beta – carotene and lycopene, which protects the cardiovascular system, bones but also may prevent the appearance of breast cancer or prostate cancer.
A study suggests that watermelon is an excellent aphrodisiac. Lycopene and beta carotene act as bioactive substances and together with citrulline acts on the spread of blood vessels. The effect is the same as that of viagra.
We are used to eating it classically, just chopped into slices, but why not try something new this summer?
Try some of these 10 ways, recipes and ideas to enjoy watermelon and bring the summer freshness in your home.
Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta Crema
When you need something different to taste, we suggest trying this amazingly refreshing watermelon gazpacho with feta crema.
For the Gazpacho, you need – seedless watermelon, tomato, cucumber, jalapeño, olive oil, sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar, kosher salt, and pepper. For the crema, you need – almonds, feta, milk, sour cream, watermelon, cucumber, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.
Cucumber Honeydew Smoothie
We all love smoothies in the mornings for breakfast through the whole year, but in summer some of us want to taste something different, like this delicious Cucumber Honeydew Smoothie.
Yes, it’s a green and creamy honeydew smoothie full with flavors and with only four ingredients. The sweetness from the honeydew melon and Cucumber brings in the perfect contrast from the sour citrus from the lime – just an ideal combo on a hot summer day. Try it!
Chicken with Peach and Melon Salsa
For this delicious Chicken with Peach and Melon Salsa, you only need 18 minutes, prep and cook time, and you’ll get perfect summer dish for the whole family!
Enjoy in the peach and melon refreshing salsa and grilled chicken breasts and eat a healthy and satisfying meal without losing the nutritional value of your dish.
Watermelon Salad with Mint Leaves
The summer is a time when we need refreshment, and watermelon salad with mint leaves is the right choice for that.
Watermelon’s fresh and crunchy, a little sweet and a little salty but in a combo with the red wine vinegar, onion, and feta cheese and the fresh mint provides the perfect cooling effect that at the same time is delicious and tasty!
Thai Melon Salad
Yes, for this Melon Salad you need a long list of ingredients, but when the salad is ready, and you’ll try it’s worth it!
It’s easy to prepare. It’s tasty, refreshing, and colorful. In such a short time, you’ll get a bowl full of flavors. So don’t wait, get the necessary ingredients and make this summer Thai Melon Salad right away!
Pressed Watermelon With Basil Water
If you’re looking for a drink that will be unbelievably yummy with grilled dishes this summer, then this pressed watermelon with basil water is the right choice.
The recipe is quick and easy, and you only need five ingredients to prepare – red or yellow seedless watermelon chunks, basil leaves, a pinch of sea salt, white wine vinegar and chilled water.
Cantaloupe Salsa is a perfectly refreshing summer dish with savory-ish flavor. It required no cooking and would be great over grilled fish or chicken or tortilla chips.
You need cantaloupe, sweet onion, basil or cilantro, hot red or green chile, lime juice, and salt, and you will get a bowl full of gorgeous colors and fresh taste!
Avocado and Melon Salad
This gorgeous Avocado and Melon Salad it’s easy, tasty, and in just a couple of minutes, you have a delicious bowl full of flavors.
For the recipe, you can use any melon variety, and combined with a little lime, spice and the creamy flavors of avocado. It’s a simple, sweet, and refreshing salad perfect for the hot summer days!
It may look like that it’s hard to prepare, but in contrary, Melon Sorbet is super easy and inexpensive to make and also healthier than ice cream.
For the recipe, you’ll need to prepare separately – Cantaloupe Sorbet and Honeydew Sorbet. Make the sorbets and then froze them or process them in an ice cream machine. The result is the freshest most beautiful homemade dessert ever!