Spotlight Recipes: Sweet and Savory Watermelon

by in Healthy Recipes, August 5, 2010
Watermelon Feta Salad
Watermelon-Feta Salad - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

It’s a common myth that watermelon isn’t good for you. Despite a candy-like taste and high water content, it’s packed with nutrients.

Fresh watermelon contains vitamins A and C and is one of the best sources of the antioxidant lycopene. You can also munch on the seeds to get some protein and heart healthy fat. And don’t limit watermelon to savory uses — if you’ve never tried a watermelon and feta salad, now is the time!

Recipes to Try:

Watermelon Slushies
Watermelon-Feta Salad (pictured)
Sunrise Smoothie
Tomato, Watermelon, and Basil Skewers
Spiked Watermelon Pops
Jicama and Watermelon Salad

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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Comments (3)

  1. Love savory-style watermelon. One of my favorite summer dishes. I personally like dishing them up as little Watermelon Bites w/Feta and Cilantro-Mint Pesto. It's totally unusual but it totally works!

    Here's the recipe for anyone interested: http://wp.me/prMEc-wU

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