[tps_header]Aside from the beach and sand, nothing says summer like a little watermelon. No backyard BBQ is complete without this heat-wave-ready fruit, and this season, it’s tastier than ever before. Besides being insanely refreshing, watermelons are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and B6. Plus, they’re jam-packed with loads of fiber and boast a seriously high water content. So, whether you’re looking for a mid-day pick-me-up or a super-sweet side, these 4 watermelon-infused recipes are all you need for a day in the sun. Disclaimer: they’re so good, you’re going to want ‘em all year round. [/tps_header]
Spicy Cucumber Watermelon Salad
What you’ll need:
1/4 cup shallot, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 lime, juiced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional for extra heat)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sriracha, depending on how spicy you like it
4 cups watermelon, chopped into 1 inch cubes
4 cups Japanese (or any thin skinned) cucumber, halved and sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
What to do:
In a small bowl, combine the shallot, brown sugar, lime juice, jalapenos (if you want it quite hot), garlic, salt and sriracha, stirring to combine.
In a large bowl mix together the cucumber, watermelon, tomatoes, and cilantro.
Pour the dressing on top of the watermelon, and stir to combine. Serve alone add feta for extra flavor.
Recipe via thekitchykitchen.com