Summertime Eats: Watermelon Galore

YAY!  A Food recipe 🙂  LOVEEEEE these for the summer!

Greek Pita Flatebread with Watermelon…

     Ingredients

4 wedges seeded watermelon

1 cup diced cooked chicken

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 dash cayenne pepper

2 whole pita breads, halved or whole grain flatbreads

1/4 cup prepared spreadable herb cheese

4 large lettuce leaves

Instructions

Place sliced watermelon on paper towels to remove excess liquid. Mix chicken, cilantro, yogurt, garlic salt and cayenne. Spread inside surfaces of pita bread halves with herbed cheese and fill each with about 1/4 cup chicken mixture. Arrange watermelon and lettuce in pita bread.

Grilled Spicy Watermelon…

Transform watermelon from sweet to savoury with this mouth watering Thai-inspired sauce. Watermelon wedges are grilled until caramelized, drizzled with garlic chili sauce and garnished with cilantro. Serve as a side dish along with ribs, chicken or shrimp.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon lime zest

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup honey

2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce

1 pinch salt

1 watermelon medium sized

1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

Preheat grill to high. In bowl, whisk together, lime zest, juice, 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the honey, garlic chili sauce and salt.

Cut watermelon into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges. Lightly drizzle each side with remaining honey and place on grill. Grill until just browned, about 2 minutes per side. Place watermelon slices on a plate and drizzle with lime dressing. Garnish with cilantro.

Makes 8-10 servings

Watermelon Pistachio Sundae…

Ingredients

6 scoops raspberry sorbet

1 cup marshmallow sauce

1 cup candied pistachios

1 egg lightly beaten egg white

2 tablespoons maply syrup

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup roasted, salted and shelled pistachios

Instructions

To candy pistachios, preheat oven to 300ºF. In a medium-mixing bowl, combine egg white, syrup, brown sugar and salt. Stir in pistachios until evenly coated. Spread on foil lined baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes, stirring once, until crisp and lightly browned. Cool. Break apart.

Arrange the watermelon in the bottoms of 6 sundae cups or martini glasses. Top with scoops of sorbet. Drizzle sauce over sorbet and sprinkle candied pistachios over sundaes and serve immediately.

Serves 6

*All recipes and pictures from watermelon.org

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2 thoughts on “Summertime Eats: Watermelon Galore

  1. agirltravels says:

    The Greek Pita Flatebread with Watermelon looks so yummy!

  2. johnlbliut says:

    Reblogged this on John Liu Post.

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