4 fresh ways to enjoy watermelon this summer

An ideal snack on a hot day, watermelons also make delicious and vibrant salads, appetizers and juices

Food & Travel Desk April 28, 2017
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Watermelon should be crowned the official fruit of summer. It is perfect for the fiery days of the year - not only is it 92 per cent water, but also packed with nutrients including vitamins A, B6, and C, lycopene and antioxidants.

An ideal snack on a hot day, watermelons also make delicious and vibrant salads, appetizers and juices. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some delectable recipes to try while the fruit is in season.

Watermelon with yogurt, poppy seeds and fried rosemary

This dish has an outstanding flavour. You get a burst of freshness from the watermelon, some heat from the chilli flakes and a delicious aromatic taste from the rosemary oil. The yogurt rounds it off flawlessly. Have it for breakfast, brunch or just as a snack.

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Sesame-and-Soy Watermelon Poke

If you haven’t grilled a watermelon before, you should do it now. Searing concentrates the flavour in the fruit which is perfect for recipes such as this one. The sesame, soy and tahini dressing lifts the flavour of the melon and is beautifully rounded out by the scallions and cilantro.

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Radish, Watermelon and Bulgar Wheat Salad

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You can make this salad for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is fresh, zesty - with a hint of sweetness from the scallions - and thoroughly satisfying.

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Tabbouleh with Watermelon

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A Middle Eastern favourite, tabbouleh is traditionally made with tomatoes. This recipe substitutes the tomatoes with watermelon and rewardingly pairs it with goat’s cheese.

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