Everyone knows that watermelon is a delicious summer staple, but did you know these fun facts about watermelon?
More excited than ever to sink your teeth into watermelon? Here are 5 fun ways to enjoy summer’s favorite fruit:
Nothing beats a classic slice of watermelon in the summer. Pair your slice with our delicious cinnamon dip to take this treat to the next level.
We love this simple, 2-ingredient recipe for agua fresca, a fruit-based drink that is popular in Mexico and other Latin American countries. No blender needed!
UGA Cooperative Extension has a great watermelon salsa recipe for you to try:
In a medium size bowl, stir together all ingredients. Taste and season with more lemon or lime juice, sugar if needed. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve with grilled or broiled fish or chicken.
Find the nutrition facts label for the recipe here.
Add cubed watermelon on top of your favorite summer salad for a refreshing twist. Tip: watermelon goes great with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing!
This is a fun way to prepare watermelon with your kids. Start by cutting a thick slice off of the watermelon’s side, about 2-3 inches thick. You should have a circle of watermelon that will serve as the pizza “crust.”
Next, spread vanilla or coconut flavored yogurt across the red part of the watermelon to serve as your “sauce.” Then, add whatever toppings you like! Try berries, sliced strawberries, nuts, seeds, mint leaves, coconut flakes, or chocolate chips.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy watermelon?
Written by Taylor Newman, Ph.D. Candidate | Edited by Laurel Sanville, MS, RDN, LD