For a hot day – salad with watermelon: try 3 vegetarian recipes

In addition, watermelon can be easily used when making various salads, they are well combined with fruits, berries, various cheeses. Vaida Budriene, communication manager of the Iki retail chain, says that watermelon is a favorite product among buyers, especially on hot days, its sales increase.

More than 50 types

In summer, watermelon cannot be separated from the daily shopping basket. Although watermelons are popular with buyers until autumn, they reach their peak sales in July.

In order to offer our clients the widest possible choice, we even offer several types of watermelons: from traditional to seedless,” says V. Boudrinier.

Jolanta Sabaitiene, an employee of the fruit and vegetable department of the “Iki” trade chain, says that there are about 50 types of watermelon in the world.

For ease of classification, watermelons are usually divided into four main categories: seeded, seedless, yellow, and orange. One of the most popular varieties is the seed watermelon with deep red, sweet flesh.

Among the special features are watermelons, the skin of which turns yellow when ripe, and the flesh becomes creamy,” says J. Sabaitene.

Watermelon is a great snack, especially on a hot day. Because even 92 percent Watermelon consists of water, this makes it an excellent choice for maintaining proper fluid levels in the body.

In addition, after eating at least one bowl of watermelon a day, the body absorbs many useful substances, such as vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.

Not just a snack

According to J. Sabaitiene, although many do not know, they eat not only the flesh of the watermelon, but also the peel.

In China, watermelon peels are cooked or stewed, and in the southern regions they even like to be pickled. And, in the Middle East, not only the peel is eaten, but also the seeds, which are dried, fried and eaten as snacks, such as pumpkin,” says J. Sabaitienye.

In Lithuania, it is customary to eat only watermelon as a snack. However, the representative of “Iki” recommends improvising in the kitchen and diversifying different dishes with watermelon: salads, cold soups. A variety of drinks: cocktails, smoothies, even homemade lemonades.

One of the most popular dishes in which watermelons are combined is salad. You can make them with things you have in the fridge. Various cheeses, berries, avocado, red onion, even meat or fish go well with watermelon.

Another great addition to salads is roasted watermelon seeds. You just need to pick them out of the watermelon, fry them a little in a dry pan and add them to the salad,” advises J. Sabaitenie and shares three recipes for salads with watermelon.

Watermelon, basil and feta cheese salad

You will need:

Create:

Cut the watermelon into small cubes and chop the basil leaves. Place the watermelons on a large plate. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the watermelon. Finally, garnish the salad with basil. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the salad.

Watermelon and berry salad

You will need:

  • 3 cups sliced ​​watermelon

  • 2 cups sliced ​​strawberries

  • 1 cup chopped cherries, chopped

  • 1 cup raspberries

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • 1 teaspoon of agave syrup

  • A few chopped mint leaves for garnish

  • Sage seeds for decoration

  • Squeeze lime juice

We produce:

In a large bowl, mix the watermelon, strawberries, cherries, raspberries and blueberries. In a separate bowl, mix the lemon juice and agave syrup and pour over the fruit. Finally, sprinkle with sage seeds and mint leaves.

Peach and watermelon salad

You will need:

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • 1 cup basil leaves

  • ½ cup mint leaves

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • ½ black pepper

We produce:

Cut peaches, cucumbers and watermelon into cubes and place them on a large plate or bowl. Then grind all the ingredients for the sauce with a blender. Pour the sauce over the fruit and mix. Tasty!

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