There's nothing like a slice of juicy watermelon on a hot summer's day. In addition to being refreshingand delicious, watermelons actually help us stay hydrated and maintain healthy skin, as they're 92% water. In addition, they are an excellent source of Vitamin C and lycopene, the phytonutrient that plays a large role in promoting heart health. Eating watermelon regularly may also help to prevent cancer growth, asthma, inflammation and muscle soreness. Green Thumb in Watermill has an enticing assortment of red and gold organic watermelons.
Mouth-Watering Melon Salad
6 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
4 Tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey (optional)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well. If possible, refrigerate before serving.
1 large, seedless watermelon
Peel the watermelon and cut it into cubes. Arrange them in an even layer on a baking sheet. Then place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until the watermelon is solid (about 2 hours). Once the watermelon cubes have frozen, working in batches, put them in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Put the purée in a deep baking dish, packing it down as you add more on top. Put the baking dish in the freezer and freeze for 1 to 2 hours more (until the sorbet is "scoop-able"). Scoop the sorbet into dishes and eat immediately.