Watermelon, 3 Ways

Watermelon, 3 Ways

Hydrating and packed with antioxidants, this juicy fruit adds a touch of sweetness to savory dishes and icy treats

  1. Grilled Halibut with Watermelon Orange Salsa – In a bowl, combine 1 cup chopped watermelon, ½ orange, chopped; ¼ cup orange juice; ½ teaspoon orange zest; 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro; 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno; and 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion. Set aside. Coat a grill (or grill pan) with cooking spray and season 2 halibut fillets (5 oz. each) with salt and pepper. Grill halibut over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Top with salsa and serve.
    1. 214 calories
    2. 3 grams fat
    3. 15 grams carbs
    4. 33 grams protein
  2. Watermelon Strawberry Granita – In a blender, puree 4 cups cubed watermelon, 6 strawberries, ¼ cup fresh mint, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1 teaspoon lime zest. Pour mixture into a 9” X 9” pan and freeze 1 hour. Remove from freezer, stir mixture and freeze 2 more hours. Remove from freezer again, scrape into fluffy shavings with a fork and serve.
    1. 70 calories
    2. 0 grams fat
    3. 18 grams carbs
    4. 1 gram protein
  3. Watermelon, Avocado ad Feta Salad – In a bowl, combine 4 cups chopped watermelon; ½ avocado, chopped; 2 tablespoons chopped scallions; 2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil; and ½ cup crumbled feta. Toss lightly and serve.
    1. 273 calories
    2. 16 grams fat
    3. 29 grams carbs;
    4. 8 grams protein



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