Category Archives: Watermelon

Watermelon Agua Fresca

from CSA Member Jill Peterson

½ to ¾ cup sugar
1 very ripe watermelon, about 12 lbs.
½ cup fresh mint leaves (optional)
2-3 cups cold water or sparkling water
Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
2 quarts ice cubes
Directions: Cut the watermelon into thick slices. Cut off the rind, chop the melon into large chunks, and place in a large bowl. Don’t worry about removing all the seeds. Working in batches, puree the watermelon in a blender or food
processor. As each batch is ready, pour it through a medium-mesh strainer into
another large bowl. Add ½ cup sugar and optional mint leaves to the puree and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add additional sugar if necessary.
Pour the watermelon mixture into a large, clear glass jar or a few pitchers. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2-3 hours. Before serving, add the water and stir to combine. Add ice to the pitchers and serve.

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

2 1/2 cups watermelon, in 1-inch cubes (reserve juice)
2 cups tomatoes (mix regular and cherry), chop and drain off liquid
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Directions: 1. Combine the watermelon, tomato, cheese, scallions and salt in a bowl.
2. Whisk or blend together about two tablespoons of the watermelon juice, oil, and vinegar.
3. To serve, dress the salad with this mixture and garnish with cilantro.
4. Do not refrigerate and serve within 30 minutes.

Serves 6. Per serving: 140 Calories, 10g Fat,
7g Carbohydrate, 1g Dietary Fiber, 5g Protein