Recipes from watermelon how to prepare a soup, a salad, a smoothie?

Remember the riddle: “It’s green, round, smooth, and inside it is red, sweet”? Yes, without the watermelon is hard to imagine the end of summer and beginning of autumn. Today website decided to dedicate this whole article berry. More precisely, we consider a useful and interesting recipes of watermelon.

Why you should eat watermelon in summer?

The benefits of watermelon can be very long. And don’t forget that for different organisms, this berry can have different effects. Let’s highlight only the overall beneficial properties.

So, the watermelon:

  • cleanses the body of toxins;
  • normalizes the acid-alkaline balance;
  • strengthens the heart;
  • accelerates the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system;
  • normalizes the gastrointestinal tract;
  • strengthens the immune system;
  • helps to get rid of stress;
  • beneficial effects on eye health and our vision.

Special attention deserves the impact of watermelon on the skin.

As pulp and peels, you can RUB the skin of the face, neck, hands. From watermelon you can make a good mask. Thanks to the berry, the skin receives many nutrients, refreshed and looks more attractive.

Be sure to try to prepare a mask by mixing the pulp with other ingredients (sour cream, eggs, butter). Or other very useful fruit facial masks, which have already been told by the site ““.

Recipes from watermelon

Of course, easier and healthier just to eat the flesh immediately after cutting watermelon. Surely you often do.

But the recipes from watermelon deserve attention.

Soup watermelon

At first glance the soup out of a watermelon seems like a very unusual dish. We still recommend you to try to cook it, especially that soup recipe of watermelon is quite simple.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • the flesh of watermelon – 0.5 kg;
  • celery – 50 grams;
  • an average Apple – 1 piece;
  • pear – 1 piece;
  • ice cream or dessert of cottage cheese – 1 tablespoon per serving (if desired).

For the beginning half of the watermelon weight should be cut into pieces and put aside.

Apple and pear must be cleaned of seeds and peel. Then half of the Apple, pear and remaining pulp to grind and mix in a blender.

The remaining part of the fruit and celery should be cut into thin strips, put in the plate, put the sliced watermelon. Then the soup should pour the mixture of fruit and berry mixture. Can be put on top of ice cream or dessert. A cold soup of watermelon is ready.

Salad of watermelon

First salad recipe of watermelon is recommended to remember want to lose weight. Thanks to this salad:

  • accelerating the metabolism;
  • the body is not overloaded;
  • quickly creates a feeling of satiety;
  • the body appears vigor;


  • chopped pulp of watermelon – 1 Cup;
  • fresh cucumber – 1 piece;
  • maple syrup – 1 tablespoon;
  • pine nuts – 1 handful;
  • mint, Basil, lettuce – a few leaves. If you wish, you can take and other greens.

Cucumber and herbs must be crushed. Then all the ingredients have thoroughly mixed. The salad is ready.

Cocktail recipe of watermelon

This drink is very tasty and healthy. And is especially recommended to cook it for a holiday (especially for children).

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • frozen slices of watermelon – half a Cup;
  • milk (3,2%) – 1 glass;
  • powdered sugar – to taste.

If you want you can add vanilla, cinnamon, grated chocolate.

To prepare all the ingredients to grind in a blender and pour into container. Top can be decorated.

If a cocktail is prepared for children, after preparation, hold it some time at room temperature.

Recipe sorbet watermelon

To prepare you need:

  • the flesh of watermelon – 0,9-1 kg;
  • lemon juice – 2 tablespoons;
  • sugar – 1 glass;
  • water – 1 Cup;
  • ground black pepper – 1 pinch;
  • Basil – 5-6 leaves.

Dissolve sugar in water and heat on stovetop for 10-15 minutes. Next, the Basil leaves should be crushed and mixed with pulp of watermelon. Then you need to add lemon juice, pepper and the cooled sugar syrup.

All the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, passed in Tupperware and freeze for 5-6 hours.

Now consider recipes pieces of watermelon, so to speak, for future use.

How to marinate a watermelon in the Bank?

This recipe of watermelon may be interested in the first place fans of unusual snacks.

Ingredients (for 1 liter jar):

  • watermelon – 1,6-2 kg;
  • Bulgarian pepper – 1 piece;
  • garlic – 2 cloves;
  • sugar – 2 tablespoons;
  • salt – 1 table spoon;
  • vinegar essence – 1 tablespoon;
  • black pepper, allspice, Bay leaf, other spices – to taste. If you wish, you can add currant leaves, horseradish and other plants.

Always make sure that jars and lids have been thoroughly sterilized. Also prepare some more boiling water.

And the cooking begins with cutting the watermelon with a green cover. The white part is better to leave. The whole watermelon should be cut into small pieces.

On the bottom of the jar I have to put garlic, chopped pepper and spices. Then need to put the pieces of watermelon. Finally, the contents of the can filled with boiling water. The banks need to cover and leave for 10-12 minutes.

Next, the liquid from the cans should be drained, add salt, sugar. The marinade should be boiled for 10 more minutes. The resulting liquid is necessary to carefully drain, then add vinegar and again bring to boil.

The last and important step is pouring the marinade jars and tightening the lids. Further, banks must turn over, wrap in cloth and cool. Store pickled watermelon should be in a cool place.

How to cook a delicious jam?

Probably at the thought of the jam you thought about the recipe of jam from watermelon peels. Well, let’s get him and cook him.

  • thick watermelon peel 1 kilo;
  • sugar – 1.5 kg;
  • large lemon.

First peel, it is necessary to clean, rinse and cut into pieces. Next, they need to cover with sugar and let stand in the cold for 11-12 hours (better overnight).

In the morning it is necessary to cut the lemon along with the zest. And the crust needs to cook for 20 minutes on low heat. Next, in a bowl and added lemon. And the resulting mixture is boiled for another 5 minutes.

Then jam it is necessary to remove from fire and withstand 4 hours. Then jam to a boil and cook for 15 minutes.

Readiness courses can be identified by the Golden color of the crust. Jam pour into prepared sterilized jars and storing it.

As you can see, recipes of watermelon is really interesting. And the dishes can be very beautiful. So isn’t it time you take a stroll in this beautiful and useful berry?

The author of the Light Beam, site

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