Healthy Living Recipes
Deb Morgan: This month I turn over our recipe corner to watermelon connoisseur Grace Welker, who when not eating watermelon is our Editorial Director here at Kripalu. Not only are these recipes yummy, they are also quite nutritious, as John will explain. Happy summer eating!
Refreshing Watermelon Salad
Grace Welker: This is the absolute best-—the flavor mix is amazing, and it is very, very cooling on hot days. I just eyeball the quantities to suit my current tastes.
Mix together and enjoy!
Chilled Watermelon Soup
6 pounds (or 9 cups) yellow or red seedless watermelon, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup lightly sweet white wine (such as Riesling) or ¾ cup water mixed with ¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
8 teaspoons crumbled feta (optional)
Combine 1 cup of the watermelon with mint and sugar in a bowl. Set aside. Reserve 1/8 cup watermelon for garnish and blend remaining watermelon, lemon juice, wine, and ginger in a blender until smooth. Let sit 30 minutes. Strain soup. Serve topped with remaining watermelon and 1 teaspoon of feta.
Grilled Watermelon Slices with Honey-Lime Syrup
Grace Welker: These were interesting and delicious. The watermelon caramelizes on the grill.
Honey for brushing the watermelon
Juice of 2 limes
Zest of ½ lime
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons water
A few dashes of cayenne pepper
A pinch or two of salt
Preheat grill to high. Cut watermelon into 1-inch-thick slices. Brush each side lightly with some honey and place on grill. Grill until just browned, about 2 minutes per side. Place watermelon slices on a plate and drizzle with the honey-lime sauce.
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