Top Ways to Enjoy Watermelon Before Summer Ends

Frisco Fresh Market

Finally, Texas-grown watermelons are here, and they are so delicious. While many have stuck to eating an ice-cold slice, perhaps with a bit of salt or pepper, there are many delicious ways to eat watermelons. After visiting a farmers market in Frisco to get fresh watermelon this summer, try these ideas.

What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon?

Not only is watermelon one of the tastiest treats you could experience this summer at Frisco Fresh Market, but eating this fruit on a regular basis can lead to several health benefits:

  • Watermelon is 92% water and can help keep you hydrated while your body soaks up the sun
  • Watermelon has several essential nutrients like magnesium, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
  • Watermelon contains lycopene, which has the potential to lower the risk of some cancers
  • Watermelon is packed with amino acids that improve heart health
  • Antioxidants found in watermelon can reduce bodily inflammation and oxidative stress

8 Ways to Enjoy Watermelon Before Summer Ends

So, you know watermelon is great for you, but aside from cutting it up and enjoying it plain, here’s a look at some of the ways you can spice up this summer fruit.

Juice Your Watermelon

Watermelon is the perfect fruit to juice on a hot summer day. Since watermelon is about 94% water, creating a tall hydrating glass of watermelon juice is easy.

Popsicles

Watermelon popsicles are delicious, especially if you balance the flavor with a bit of kiwi. The great news is that you can make these without any sugar. Just puree the watermelon and kiwi and freeze.

Watermelon Margaritas

Everyone loves a tasty margarita in the summer heat. Give this classic drink a twist with this sweet and tangy watermelon recipe.

Add 6 ounces of lime juice, 12 ounces of tequila, and 3 ounces of agave nectar to 14 chunks of watermelon to make your margarita.

Leave out the tequila and add about ½ cup of simple syrup to make a mock margarita.

Watermelon Chicken Salad

Watermelon makes a delicious addition to your favorite chicken salad recipe. While you are at the outdoor market in Frisco, grab a chicken, some green onions and celery. Cook the chicken in the air fryer and debone. Then, add the remaining ingredients along with some mayonnaise and pickle relish for a quick summer meal that is sure to please.

Watermelon Soup

It is never too hot for cold watermelon soup. Combine four cups cubed watermelon with two tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of fresh mint, and one tablespoon of honey. Blend the ingredients until smooth in your food processor and let cool for two hours.

Watermelon Frosty

Cool off during the summer with a watermelon frosty that beats anything a convenience store has to offer.

Simply combine two cups of frozen watermelon, ½ frozen banana, the juice of ½ lemon and ½ tablespoon of honey. Blend until it is incorporated and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Summer Melon Fruit Salad

See what summer fruit is available at the weekend market in Frisco. Then, scoop or cut it into bite-size pieces. Toss it together with a honey-lime dressing. This recipe can be made up to 12 hours ahead of time if you keep it in the refrigerator, so it is perfect for a summer barbecue.

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon cake is the perfect summer dessert. The great news is that you can make it with a purchased sponge cake, so be sure to pick one up while visiting the market. Sprinkle the watermelon with 2 tablespoons of rosewater and 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with some sliced strawberries in a separate bowl. Let set for 15 minutes before adding ½ cup of heavy whipping cream. Beat the berries with a mixer until it makes a frosting. Then, slice the cake horizontally into three equal pieces. Add the frosting and a layer of watermelon between each layer. Serve immediately.

Take a Final Bite Out of Summer at Frisco Fresh Market

Head to the Frisco Fresh Market to get your watermelon to try these delicious recipes. Supplies may be limited, so do not delay getting to our outdoor market across from Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

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