Watermelons are definitely my favorite summer fruit. They are sweet and juicy but also versatile to where you can use them for different recipes. Some of my favorite ways to enjoy watermelon are in drinks and in savory ways like on the grill. However, if I eat watermelon alone I enjoy it with some Tajin. To share my love of watermelon with you, I’ve gathered up some delicious watermelon recipes below, enjoy!
Agua Fresca de Sandia (Fresh Watermelon Drink)
- 8 cups loosely-packed seeded watermelon chunks
- 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 12 ounces sparkling water
- Ice cubes
- Mint sprigs (for garnish)
To process easily, divide the watermelon into 2-cup portions. Add the mint leaves to one portion.
Using a blender, puree each portion of the watermelon returning the puree to a large pitcher.
Once all four batches of puree have been added, stir in the sparkling water.
Depending on the sweetness of the watermelon, sugar may be needed to sweeten the drink. Just add one tablespoon of sugar at a time, stirring well until you reach the desired sweetness.
Chill for 1 hour. Serve over ice with a mint sprig for garnish.