A frugal treat during summer is watermelon. Whether you grow them yourself in your garden, or watch ads for when they go on deep discount at the grocery stores, watermelon is a great deal.
There are 46 calories in each cup of watermelon, making them a dieter's delight. They are made up of 92 % water. But sometimes you may want to enjoy watermelon another way. Here are three recipes that are sure to tempt you.
2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups fresh lemon juice (12 to 15 lemons)
3 quarts cold water
2 cups watermelon puree
- Dissolve sugar in lemon juice.
- Add water and stir.
- Add watermelon puree and mix thoroughly
- Fill glasses with ice and watermelon lemonade.
1 1/2 pounds watermelon, weighed without seeds or skin
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed
3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Puree watermelon.
- In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in 2 cups water.
- Add cinnamon sticks and coriander seeds and boil for 5 minutes.
- Cover and leave to infuse until cold.
- Strain syrup into the watermelon puree and stir in lemon juice.
- Pour mixture into a container.
- Cover and freeze until firm, beating 3 times at 45-minute intervals.
- About 30 minutes before serving, transfer the sorbet to the refrigerator.
1 cup hulled fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve.
You can learn about watermelon and all its nutritional values at http://www.watermelon.org.