How To Cook With Watermelon

By Subodh / February 17, 2015

There are so many fruits you can gorge on for getting daily dose of nutrients and antioxidants but there are a few that can be as juicy and refreshing as watermelon. This is a fruit that people use aplenty for making tasty juices, smoothies and salads, mostly in scorching summer months. Its roots can be traced in the ancient days of Egyptian civilization and watermelon was cultivated originally in southern Africa. Through trade it has made inroads into Asian and European countries and over time, it has become popular all over the world!

Why You Should Eat Dishes Made With Watermelon

Watermelon tastes awesome, contains a lot of water, in fact, much more than other fruits that you eat in summer. The flesh is usually red, but some variants can also have pinkish and yellowish colours. It is really low in calorie count, making the fruit, ideal for those worried about a rising waistline. Watermelon contains Vitamins A, C and B along with minerals like potassium and magnesium. Even the seeds contain protein and fat. Moreover, it comes fortified with antioxidants like lycopene and beta carotene. It also acts as a natural aphrodisiac.

How To Cook Dishes With Watermelon

A majority of people use watermelon as a fruit to make sumptuous salads, juice and smoothies. The juice can also be used to make fruit cocktails and ice creams etc. However, few are aware that watermelon can be used to make some mouth watering dishes. You can easily prepare some dishes made with this seasonal fruit and surprise your family at breakfast or lunch.

Below listed are some delicious watermelon based dishes that can be cooked at home:

Deep-Fried Watermelon

Deep Fried Watermelon

It is a delicious snack that can be served to both family and guests in evening. Serve it while the dish tastes crisp.

You will require ingredients like seedless watermelon, corn starch, canola oil, flour and water. The other ingredients are beaten egg whites and confectioner’s sugar.

How To Make

You will need to cut the watermelon in triangular-shaped pieces. The rind should be discarded. Then heat the oil in a pan. Mix the egg whites with cornstarch and a little water. Then, pour watermelon chunks in flour and coat them in cornstarch batter. Deep fry the pieces in batch till the pieces become golden. Drain the oil from pieces and sprinkle confectioner’s sugar atop.

Watermelon Muffins

Watermelon Muffins

This can be a nice surprise for your kids after they return from schools. The pulp and juice aids in making plump muffins, as it is. Use chocolate chips to simulate the seeds.

You will need ingredients like flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon. You will also need to use 2 eggs, sugar, butter, sour cream, chocolate chips and seedless watermelon. Both pulp and juice are needed to make the dish.

How To Make

At first, preheat the baking oven at 350 F and ready the muffin containers. Mix the baking powder, flour, sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Then mix sugar, butter in a big bowl. Add the eggs to the mix. Next pour in the watermelon and sour cream. At last, pour in chocolate chips. Fill each muffin tin 3/4th. Bake for 20 minutes or so.

Watermelon Sandwich With Grilled Chicken And Boursin

Watermelon Sandwich With Grilled Chicken And Boursin

Your kids will love this sandwich with a unique flavour. It is quite easy to make.

You will need grilled, boneless chicken breast pieces, baby arugula, sesame seeds, seedless watermelon and Boursin cheese. You will also need round herbed focaccia bread, 10 inch size.

How To Make

At first, split the focaccia centre wise and spread the cheese on cut sides. On the bottom piece of bread, keep the chicken. Now sprinkle some sesame seeds over watermelon. Then, grill it for a while microwave. Put it atop chicken and put arugula on top. Now put on top section of bread and cut sandwich in quarters.