, Diet.com's Diet and Fitness News Reporter
Watermelon is one of the most refreshing summery fruits that we can think of, don't you agree?! With such delicious flavor payoff for so few calories, we can't think of a good reason NOT to eat watermelon this season!
And on top of its pleasant sweet juiciness, watermelon is also packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and the cancer-fighting pigment lycopene.
With a million different ways to enjoy this scrumptious fruit, we wanted to help you decide how to eat it next. Check out any of these flavorful, sweet, wonderfully-watermelony recipes, and try them out at your next summer picnic or barbecue!
Jeweled Watermelon Soup: Sweet watermelon and pomegranate are complemented by pink grapefruit in this sweet and smooth creation. Makes a great dessert on warm summer night!
: This refreshing beverage will bring you back to the days when slushies were a summer staple! Except that this slushy is made from real fruit and oh-so-healthy.
Triple Melon Blend
: This smoothie is great for when you have extra melon. It's a creamy and luscious way to start the day.
South of the Border Watermelon Walla-Walla Sweet Onion Salsa
: Yep, that was a mouthful! But don't shy away from this recipe - it's truly outstanding! We like this refreshing salsa with grilled chicken over chopped Romaine lettuce.
: Cool off on a warm summer night with this refreshing and mouthwatering slushy watermelon dish.
Tart and Sweet Smoothie
: Try serving this in place of sugar-laden bottled punch or high-calorie margaritas!
Jicama Fruit Salad
: Crunchy jicama is a natural addition to fresh fruit salad. This salad combines tropical fruit with lime, jicama and touch of chili powder.
Lime and Watermelon Granita
: Serve this slushy watermelon and lime combo at your next barbeque - cool off and enjoy!
Even more on #Watermelon
Try this Watermelon Kale Salad recipe from Danielle Prestejohn
Learn more about the health benefits of watermelon and other red foods here
Read up on other cancer-fighting foods
Make homemade watermelon popsicles and get other easy popsicle ideas, too!
What's your favorite way to eat watermelon? Share with us!!
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