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4 unusual watermelon recipes to try at home this summer

4 unusual watermelon recipes to try at home this summer

Summers are all about brightly colored refreshing fruits! The bright reddish ripe seasonal watermelon is perfect for satiating the taste buds while rejuvenating your body in the scorching summer heat. Packed with multiple nutrients, juicy and delicious watermelons provide multiple health benefits, from keeping your body hydrated and aiding weight loss to boosting heart health and maintaining healthy eyesight.

If you’re tempted by the ever so delicious bites of watermelon and you’re looking forward to trying some invigorating unusual watermelon recipes, here are a few unusual recipes of this versatile fruit to try at home this summer.

  1. Watermelon kokum gazpacho

ingredients

  • 100 grams of peeled watermelon

  • 50 grams of sliced ​​kokum fruit

  • 5-10 sprigs of mint

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 50 grams cucumber (peeled and cut into pieces)

  • Lemon juice

  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Start by taking a bowl and put in it peeled watermelon, sliced ​​kokum fruit, mint sprigs, olive oil and cucumber. Now keep it aside overnight for the flavor infusion process.

  • Now take a blender and blend all the ingredients together until a smooth consistency is obtained.

  • When you’re done, strain the brew and mix in salt.

  • Serve chilled by pouring over ice cubes.

  1. Fiery chilled watermelon soup

ingredients

  • 100 grams watermelon (seeded and roughly chopped)

  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

  • 5-6 sprigs of mint

  • Chili flakes to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Method

  • Put some olive oil in a pan and fry the chili-garlic paste in it.

  • Now take a blender and blend the watermelon and mint sprigs in it finely.

  • When you’re done, add this watermelon puree to the sauté paste and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Season with chili flakes and black pepper powder and set aside to cool.

  • Garnish with chopped mint sprigs and serve with ice cubes.

Fiery chilled watermelon soup

  1. Watermelon salsa

ingredients

  • 100 grams watermelon (finely chopped)

  • 20 grams cucumber (finely chopped)

  • 20 grams tomatoes (finely chopped)

  • 20 grams red bell pepper (finely chopped)

  • Chili powder to taste

  • Jalapeno (finely chopped)

  • 5-6 sprigs of mint

  • Black pepper to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Method

  • Take a bowl and mix all the chopped vegetables together.

  • Then season with black pepper, chili powder and salt and mix well.

  • Finally, garnish with fresh mint leaves and a teaspoon of olive oil and serve.

Watermelon salsa

  1. Sweet basil watermelon granita

ingredients

Method

  • Take a blender and blend half the watermelon, lemon juice and honey until fine. Now add the remaining mixture and mix again.

  • Now strain the mixture and freeze it until partially frozen. After 2 hours, scrape the mixture well and let it cool.

  • Repeat the above process until you scrape out the entire mixture in a crystallized form.

  • Pour some lemon juice over these crystals and garnish with mint leaves before serving.

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