Watermelon is my favorite. It's cool, it's refreshing and sweet. Did you know that watermelon has more lycopene than any other fruit? It's got more than four times the levels than even tomatoes have. Two cups of watermelon have only 80 calories and no fat at all. It only has 10mg sodium and 230 mg of potassium. There is no cholesterol and 27g of carbs, 2g of fiber and 25g of sugar. It is full of vitamins, it's good for your eyes, for stress, for your heart and is said to be a great detoxifier for your system. On top of all that it's fun to eat!
If you thought all you could do with watermelon is just cut and eat it you are missing some great watermelony ideas. Try it with some boiled chicken pieces and also throw in some cut grapes, sliced bananas, and some honeydew for a great fruit chicken salad. Use the fruits you like in it to give the chicken pieces a great flavor. Chop it up with other fruit for a tropical salsa, or puree it and make a fruit smoothie. You can even freeze the puree and use it for ice cubes in other fruit and summer drinks.
My very favorite dinner is pieces of fruit with french or italian bread, cubes of cheese, and a great glass of wine. I call it my classic romantic dinner!
How about pureed watermelon and maybe kiwi and strawberry for a cool summer soup. If you add a bit of hot sauce or spice it will take a little of the sweetness out and add some kick.
One word of caution for those of us who live in areas where the watermelon is more available during the summer, the first melons to buy in the spring are not as juicy or sweet until about late June or July. The wait is worth it!