Watermelon is my favorite summer fruit by far.
Although I can buy it from supermarkets during the entire year, it’s only in the summer that I eat it, when I can find it fresh at the market.
I usually prefer eating watermelon fresh and just as it is, without any “supplements”.
Nevertheless, I’ve discovered a few interesting recipes that might turn watermelon into an actual meal:
1. Watermelon with feta: try this very easy salad – just dice the watermelon core and add the cheese. I promise you it’s a very special treat.
2. Sprinkle some chili powder or some cayenne pepper on your watermelon slice – this is something for those who dare try very interesting tastes. As with the above recipe, the peppery taste completes successfully the sweetness of the melon. You can even try to grill this spicy watermelon, by adding lime and garlic.
3. For breakfast, try mixing watermelon dices with muffin crumbles, cinnamon and almonds. It’s a wonderfully fresh and light way to start your day.
4. Watermelon sandwich: slide a thick slice of watermelon between two slices of bread, add tomatoes, bacon and a leaf of lettuce and a bit of pesto sauce; try it also with cheddar cheese, if you’re a cheese lover, as I am.
If you’re not convinced that watermelon deserves all this attention, then consider the following:
- it’s very low in calories – 150 grams contain only 45 calories;
- it’s a good source of vitamin C and A;
- it contains lycopene, an antioxidant which will protect you from cardiovascular disease and cancer;
- by teaming watermelon with green tea, the effect is protection against prostate cancer;
- watermelon is also a mineral source – as it contains magnesium and potassium.
I don’t think you need any more convincing that you should get the best out of this summer and out of the watermelon. Bon appétit!
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