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Watermelon... oh how I love watermelon! I look forward to this wonderful fruit every summer. Not only is this fruit tasty and refreshing, but it is so good for you! Check out these
fun, food facts about watermelon:
- only 46 calories per cup, balled
- high in potassium
- high in vitamins A and C
- the high content of water makes watermelon a great snack option for weight loss
- a wonderful thirst quencher on a hot summer day
- low in sodium
- low in saturated fat
When choosing a watermelon look for :
- dark green color
- heavy weight for the size of melon
- look for the "ground spot"
- the bottom of the watermelon should have a yellow, creamy spot indicating it sat on the ground while soaking up all the vitamins from the nice, warm sun
Need watermelon recipes, here is a few of my favorites...
What are you doing with your watermelon this summer?
Adapted from: Food and Wine
Recently I was going through my recipes and found one for Dry-Rubbed Salmon Tacos with Tomatillo-Avocado Slaw that my mother gave to me in 2010. I thought to myself why have I not made this, it sounds so yummy! Well this last weekend I made a few alterations and to my surprise they turned out to be the best grilled fish tacos I have ever eaten. No kidding, they were so good we did a take 2 on the whole dinner the next night! I know you are ready for the recipe, so let's get started!
Dry Rub for Tilapia
this recipe serves 4
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp finely ground coffee
Salt and freshly ground pepper
about 1lbs of Tilapia (3 fillets)
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
In a small bowl, stir the cumin with the chili powder, brown sugar, oregano, and coffee. Season generously with salt and pepper. Rub the tilapia on both sides with olive oil and then rub the fillets with the seasoning mix.
Preheat grill and cook tilapia at 300 degrees F on a piece of foil. Grill the fillets until the fish is no longer translucent in the center, and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
2 tomatillos, husked and quartered
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 small jalapeño, seeded and quartered
2 garlic cloves
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 ripe Hass avocado—halved, peeled and pitted
shredded cabbage, about 4 cups
(to speed things up you can purchase the pre packaged red and green shredded cabbage)
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor or blender, puree the tomatillos with the cilantro, jalapeño and garlic until smooth. Add the mayo and Greek yogurt and process until smooth, then add the avocado and pulse until creamy. Transfer the dressing to a large bowl and season with lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Add the cabbage and toss to coat.
8 corn tortillas
hot sauce and lime wedges, for serving
Microwave the tortillas to soften before use or use a tortilla warmer. Wrap tortillas in parchment paper before placing in the microwave and warm for about 90 seconds or until soft.
I also made this refreshing Mango Avocado Salsa to compliment these delicious grilled fish tacos. The recipe is from the wonderful
Cupcakes and Kale Chips
I am sending you over to this yummy blog for the recipe. Don't forget to let Brianne know I sent you!
Hope you enjoy this amazingly, colorful meal this summer!
Recipe inspired from: Frosted Bake Shop
Post by: Christian, Audra’s daughter
Now that it is summer, and I am free from homework, I am going to share with you recipes I love and try. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest especially my board,
things to cook
I recently pinned a recipe similar to this one and I was very inspired to make this wonderful drink. Today I am sharing a recipe for Watermelon Lemonade. This drink is absolutely tasty, it has the zing of the lemon and the sweetness of the watermelon that come together in a marriage of refreshing flavor. Need I say more, now on to the recipe.
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice ( 6 to 8 large lemons)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depends on how sweet the watermelon is)
6 cups of water
7 cups of cubed or balled watermelon
Place ingredients in the blender and blend until the drink is perfectly mixed together. Serve and enjoy the cool, refreshing taste of Watermelon Lemonade.
I recommend freezing the cubed watermelon for at least an hour just to make the drink cold and give it a little bit of a slushy texture.
It is impossible to fit all the ingredients at once in a blender, so I halved the recipe and blended the halves one at a time. I served this in a gallon sized pitcher.
This recipe serves 8-10 people.
Enjoy this drink at your next outdoor gathering!