Wonderful Watermelon Recipes for Summer
With only a month and a bit left of summer, it’s time we start squeezing every bit of summery-related goodness out of life, and nothing says summer quite like the watermelon. These are our favourite watermelon recipes and some reasons why we love this pretty pink and green fruit.
Did you know…
>> Watermelon gets it’s deep red colouring from the phytonutrient lycopene, just like tomatoes do. This nutrient is actually found in higher quantities in watermelons.
>> The riper and redder your watermelon, the higher the levels of antioxidants and amino acids.
>> The whole of your watermelon is edible! In fact the white bits close to the rind are pretty nutrition dense. And don’t even think about spitting out those pips – swallow them or lightly roast for a snack. Lastly, if you aren’t already doing so – be sure to pickle those rinds.
Wonderful Watermelon Recipes
Watermelon & Coconut Mojito
We’ll drink to this tropical flavour explosion, perfect for those poolside days.
Watermelon Crowd Pleaser Cocktail
Need to impress some guests in a hurry? Bookmark this recipe.
Watermelon Labneh Salad with Granola & Mint
A salad that can easily be eaten for breakfast and will keep you going strong!
Charred Watermelon Bocconcini Salad
Charring watermelon on a griddle pan not only gives you the opportunity to score some presentation points but it also neutralises some of the intense sweetness.
Watermelon Salad with Pickled Red Onions & Marinated Feta
It’s no secret that the sweetness of watermelon pairs wonderfully well with contrasting flavours like tangy pickled onions, marinated feta and radish in this salad.
Oysters with Pickled Watermelon Wasabi Emulsion
Finally, a recipe for your watermelon rind created by the talented chef Arno Janse.
Watermelon Maasbanker Bokkom Salad
This recipe makes use of the wonderful flavours of the West Coast, perfect for your next vacation.
Watermelon Refresher Lollies
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any fresher, we go and do watermelon lollies!
Want to know what fruit is in season when? Check out our seasonal fruit and vegetable guide.
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