National Watermelon Day

LIFESTYLE | August 3, 2015
Tagged: Food + Recipes

Happy National Watermelon Day! In celebration of this sweet treat, I've decided to share 3 delicious watermelon recipes I found online, with my own twists of course. They're perfect for any hot summer day or just satisfying that sugar craving! If you happen to try any of these or any of your own, you can tweet me photos @rachaelportier. I'd love to see them all!

Watermelon Spritzer

The first recipe we'll start out with is the most basic. Take a cup of ice with any lemon-lime soda (I used Sprite), add cubes of watermelon and some lemom, and there you have it! A simple and fruity, refreshing beverage.

Watermelon Sorbet

Nothing is better on a hot summer day than an ice cold popsicle or a frozen treat, so here we have homemade watermelon sorbet with only 3 ingredients! Freeze 2 cups of watermelon overnight. Place them in a food processor (I used the Cooks Power Blender) with the juice from 1 lime and sugar to taste. Not only is it quick and simple, it's healthy too!

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo

Now I've saved the best for last! I love me a good mango salsa, so why not be experimental and add a bit of watermelon to it? Start with 2.5 cups of cubed watermelon and 1 cup of diced mango. Add 1/2 cup diced onion with 2 tablespoons cilantro. Mix in 1 lime, juiced, and a couple diced jalepenos. Depending on how spicy you like it, this step is optional. I used about 8 jalepenos in mine and it just gave the pico a slight kick. Stir in salt and pepper to taste and you're finished. Serve with chips and enjoy!

What's your favorite watermelon recipe?
Are there any watermelon recipes you want to try?

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