Today, August 3rd, 2016 is National Watermelon Day, y’all!
In honor of the big, juicy, delicious watermelon fruit I’ve decided that it would be the perfect day to round up some of my favorite watermelon recipes for you!
Watermelon is not only a great summer picnic food, it is also incredibly healthy for you!
The watermelon health benefits are amazing, and according to watermelon.org:
“A two-cup serving of watermelon contains excellent levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, and also serves as a valuable source of potassium. At 92% water, watermelon delivers needed fluids and nutrients to the body, including lycopene – which has been studied for its potential role in reducing risk of heart disease, various cancers and protection to skin from harmful UV rays – and citrulline – which can help maintain blood flow within the heart and cardiovascular function.”
I’m all for a sweet treat that’s healthy for you, too!
So, Happy National Watermelon Day!
Go ahead and treat yo’self and try one (or more!) of these delectable watermelon recipes today…
National Watermelon Day – Watermelon Recipes
Skinny Watermelon Mojito – from The Eyes of a Boy
Watermelon Margarita Poptails – from Brit+Co
Watermelon Fizz – from Dinner, Dishes, and Desserts
Watermelon Lemonade Slushies – from Celebrating Sweets
Easy & Healthy Watermelon Sorbet – from The Eyes of a Boy
Sour Watermelon Gummies – from meatified.com
Dried Watermelon Jerky – from Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate
Watermelon Fruit Leather – from Baked by Rachel
Watermelon Yogurt Pops – from Chocolate Moosey
Fresh Watermelon Cake – from SprinkleBakes
Watermelon Salsa / Pico de Gallo – from Pioneer Woman
Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad – from Recipe Runner
Watermelon and Feta Orzo Salad – from Sassy Eats
Grilled Fennel and Watermelon Salad – from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Watermelon Breakfast Push Pops – from watermelon.org
Grilled Chicken Watermelon Tacos – from Good Housekeeping
Bourbon Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Peach Watermelon Salsa – from From a Chef’s Kitchen
Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Watermelon Salsa – from Iowa Girl Eats
Sesame-And-Soy Watermelon Poké – from bon appetit