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6 interesting watermelon-based recipes

The season of watermelons begins, which means that this vegetable will soon appear on your table. And before you open Wikipedia, to make sure that we didn’t make the mistake of calling watermelon a vegetable, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with several recipes that will make this summer yummy more tasty. And do not doubt it. It turns out that watermelon can be cooked donuts, gazpacho or even deep-fry it.

1. Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is the perfect complement to the summer salad that will make your breakfast tasty, nutritious and juicy. This recipe combines watermelon with cucumbers, cashews and feta cheese.

Servings: 2-3.

Ingredients:

– 1/2 head of red onion (cut into very thin slices);
– 5 glasses of watermelon (cut into cubes);
– 2 cucumbers (cut into cubes);
– 3/4 cup cashews;
– 200 grams of feta cheese (cut into cubes);
– 1 large leaf of fresh mint (finely chop);
– 1/4 cup olive oil;
– lemon juice;
– salt.

How to cook:

1) Mix red onions, watermelon, cucumber, cashews, mint and feta cheese in a bowl.
2) Add olive oil and lemon juice to bowl. Season all this with salt to taste.
3) Mix everything thoroughly and place in the refrigerator for cooling.

2. Watermelon donuts

If there were policemen in Sesame Street, they would probably eat watermelon donuts instead of the usual ones. In fact, these are not exactly donuts, but just sliced ​​watermelon slices in the form of donuts. From above they are topped with sugar and almonds, which makes them a very tasty dessert.

Servings: at discretion.

Ingredients:

– watermelon (peeled);
– sour cream;
– sugar to taste (or other sweetener, if necessary);
– vanilla extract;
– Almonds (chopped).

How to cook:

1) Cut out sliced ​​watermelon round slices in the shape of donuts approximately 3 cm thick.
2) Add sugar and vanilla (to taste) to the sour cream and mix.
3) Dip a slice of watermelon in sour cream. Sprinkle almonds on top.

3. Fried watermelon

This dish is not the most useful, but very tasty. And most importantly, you can surprise them with your guests. In this case, we advise you not to call the main ingredient in advance – let them try to guess by themselves. It looks very cool! And do not hurry to throw away the watermelon peel. We will tell you how to make it a great snack.

Servings: 2-3.

Ingredients:

– 1 watermelon;
– 2 eggs;
– water;
– 3/4 cup flour;
– 1/4 cup of pure corn starch;
– 3 cups of vegetable oil;
– icing sugar.

How to cook:

1) Cut the watermelon into triangular slices (2-3 cm thick), and then remove the bones from them. Free the slices from the peel, but do not throw it away. Then we will tell you why.
2) Prepare the dough. Beat the egg whites, add the cornstarch, two teaspoons of water, and again beat the beats thoroughly. Make sure the mixture is thick enough for breading.
3) Heat the oil in the fryer.
4) Dip a slice of watermelon in flour, and then completely dip it in cooked dough.
5) Place the cooked slices in a preheated fryer. Do not put into it at once a lot of pieces – 3-4 at a time is enough.
6) Roast until golden brown.
7) Place the fried slices on a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Cooking watermelon rind:

1) Cut the watermelon rind into 2-3 cm long slices.
2) Add salt and ground pepper in a bowl of flour, then stir.
3) Slice the rind perch in cooked flour.
4) Put the slices in the fryer and fry for 10 minutes, until their surface is golden brown.
5) Put the fried slices on a plate. And be careful: they cool down somewhat longer than the fried watermelon flesh.

4. Watermelon gazpacho

Summer version of the famous Spanish soup, in which the main ingredient is watermelon. Saves not only from hunger, but also from the heat.

Servings: 2-3.

Ingredients:

– 2 glasses of finely chopped watermelon;
– 1/4 cup sliced ​​cucumbers;
– 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper;
– 1/2 sliced ​​green apple;
– 1/4 cup blueberries;
– 1 tablespoon of sugar;
– 2-3 slices of hard cheese.

How to cook:

1) Separate half of the watermelon mass and beat it in a blender to a liquid state.
2) Pour the watermelon juice into the bowl or pan.
3) Add shredded cucumbers, peppers, apples and blueberries to the pan.
4) Pour into transparent plates, seasoning each portion with sugar. Cheese is served separately as a snack.

5. Watermelon green cocktail

Yes, not red, but green. All thanks to the greenery that you put there. Not only does this cocktail look cool, it is also delicious, and most importantly, it perfectly cleanses the body.

Servings Per Container: 1.

Ingredients:

– 250 grams of watermelon;
– 1 bunch of greens to choose from: salad, mint, lemon balm (you can do it all at once);
– 100 ml of water.

How to cook:

1) Free the watermelon from the peel, cut it into small pieces and remove the bones from them.
2) Thoroughly wash the greens.
3) Put the watermelon and greens in a blender and grind to a liquid homogeneous state.
4) You can add water to dilute the cocktail.

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6. Watermelon with vodka

And now we will tell you how to make a truly adult dessert.

Servings: at discretion.

Ingredients:

– 1 medium size watermelon;
– 1 bottle of vodka (500-700 ml).

How to cook:

1) Make a neat hole in the watermelon and cut a cork out of it. Do not throw out the cork – in the future you will close the hole with it.
2) Extract the watermelon pulp from the hole that appeared so that you can put the bottle inside completely.
3) Insert the bottle vertically into the hole of the watermelon and leave it lying on the surface so that the position of the bottle remains unchanged. After a few hours, the entire contents of the bottle will be completely absorbed into the pulp of the watermelon.
4) When the bottle is empty, gently pull it out and shove the carved cap back into the hole.
5) Serve the watermelon sliced. Guests will certainly appreciate his taste modernization.