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A watermelon website just would not be complete without some delicious, mouth-watering watermelon recipes. Here you’ll find dozens of recipes that will be a treat to your pallet, and improve your health.

No more throwing away the rind of your watermelons. High in Citrulline, watermelon rinds can be turned into tasty and healthy salads, desserts, soups, sauces, and cakes.

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Sunday
May292011

Melon, Nectarine, Grape, and Plum Compote

Great Watermelon Breakfast Treat!

 

Yield: Serves 4 generously

Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less but requires additional unattended time.

 


Ingredients

         

 

  • 4 1/2-pound piece of watermelon, scooped into 3/4-inch balls (about 4 cups)
  • 2-pound cantaloupe, scooped into 3/4-inch balls
  • Half a 5-pound honeydew melon, scooped into 3/4-inch (about 3 cups)
  • 2 plums, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 nectarines, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 cups green seedless grapes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

 


 


 

Directions

 

  1. In a large bowl combine the watermelon, the cantaloupe, the honeydew, the plums, the nectarines, and the grapes. In a small bowl stir together the sugar, the salt, and the lime juice until the sugar and salt are dissolved, drizzle the syrup over the fruit, and toss the mixture gently until it is combined well. Chill the compote, covered, stirring gently once or twice overnight.  Great for an early morning breakfast treat!

 

Friday
May272011

Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime Dressing

From O, The Oprah Magazine

Use a combination of yellow and red watermelon to make this summer salad even more colorful. Or substitute ripe honeydew and cantaloupe. For a heartier salad, add a sprinkling of fresh feta; its flavor contrasts beautifully with the melons.

 

Ingredients

         

 

  • 1  (5- to 6-pound) ripe seedless watermelon (8 to 10 cups), cut into bite-size pieces
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup(s) fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/2 cup(s) mint chiffonade
  • 1/2 cup(s) crumbled feta (optional)

 


 

Directions

 

  1. In a bowl, toss together all ingredients except cheese. Chill until a few minutes before serving; then sprinkle with feta, if desired. Serve immediately.

 

Friday
May272011

Watermelon with Citrus Mascarpone

From Country Living

This recipe has been tested by Country Living

Mario Batali, chef, restaurateur, and author of Molto Gusto created this summertime treat. He sweetens creamy mascarpone with citrus juice and zest, as a sauce to pour over juicy summer watermelon.

 

Ingredients

         

 

  • 2  lemons
  • 1  grapefruit
  • 1  orange
  • 1 cup(s) mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 7 1/2 cup(s) seedless watermelon balls (about an 8 to 10 pound watermelon), chilled

 


 

Directions

 

  1. Zest citrus and reserve. Over a bowl, segment citrus, reserving fruit and any residual juices.
  2. In a blender, combine mascarpone, reserved citrus zests and fruit juices, and sugar; process mixture until smooth and sauce-like (if too thick, thin with a little water).
  3. Divide melon into 8 bowls, then top with mascarpone mixture and citrus segments; serve cool.