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What’s in season and how to make the most of it: Watermelon

What’s in season and how to make the most of it: Watermelon
23 August

One of the most anticipated fruits of the summer season is watermelon, and rightly so. The juiciest and the most famous of all melons is the watermelon. This bright red oblong or round fruit with thick green rinds that are often spotted or striped and black seeds is beloved by children and adults alike. 

Apart from being an absolute delight to it, watermelon also comes with an abundance of health benefits, such as aiding weight loss and helping in energy production. 

Indians relish watermelon as it or with a sprinkle of chaat masala or black salt.

But have you ever wondered how you can make use of this delicious fruit more creatively?

Freshlist brings to you its top picks on how to enjoy this juicy fruit!

  1. Watermelon mojito

Watermelon mojito is a refreshing drink to make on hot summer’s day. This delectable thirst-quencher is packed with nutrients like vitamin C and A. Salt induces the flavour of the watermelon to strongly combine with the other flavours in this drink.

  1. Watermelon, pineapple and paneer salad

Flavourful paneer balls containing crunchy veggies and coconut are combined with juicy fruits, all of which is arranged on crisp lettuce leaves, topped with a lemony honey dressing and refrigerated till the salad becomes delightfully crisp and refreshing!

  1. Watermelon and mint grape cup

Melon balls, seedless grapes and orange squash with a dash of chopped mint leaves combine to make a perfect party starter. Serve cold and fresh! 

  1. Watermelon and strawberry ice

Watermelons and strawberries complement each other in this refreshing granita. You can also serve it as a drink if unfrozen.

  1. Watermelon, orange and feta salad

Watermelon, Orange and Feta Salad will sweep you off your feet with its amazing blend of textures and flavours. Watermelon and orange are fruits that you get all round the year and they combine beautifully because the watery sweetness of watermelon and the juicy tang of oranges complement each other very well.

Add to this some feta cheese and you bring in tinges of salty creaminess to the salad. A dressing of olive oil and pepper is simple but effective in highlighting the positives of this salad.

Buy ripe and juicy watermelons through the freshlist website or app and have them delivered to your doorstep. 

Did you try any of these recipes or have any of your own personal favorites? If you do, let us know!

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