Watermelon Day Activity Page

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A perfect day for that perfect summer fruit!

National Watermelon Day on August 3rd recognizes the refreshing summertime treat enjoyed at picnics and fairs!  And since watermelon is 92% water, it is very satisfying in the summer heat. Here are some fun extras for your watermelon day!

WATERMELON FOOD & DRINK IDEAS

WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA AND CUCUMBER

INGREDIENTS – makes 4 servings
  • 3 cups watermelon cubed or balled
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced cucumber seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons mint thinly sliced or small mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Place the watermelon, cucumber and mint in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the melon mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta and serve.

Frozen Watermelon Lemonade

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon cubes, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberry-flavored, calorie-free carbonated water, chilled
Method
  1. Place watermelon cubes and raspberries in a blender; process until smooth. Pour through a sieve; discard pulp.
  2. Combine the sugar and water in the small saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, just until the sugar dissolves. Set aside, allow to cool slightly.
  3. Stir the sugar-water and lemon juice onto the watermelon raspberry juice mixture. Pour the juice mixture into a covered freezer container. Freeze until firm.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, spoon the mixture into tall glasses. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of the strawberry flavored water over the frozen juice in each glass. Serve immediately.

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