Watermelon is a perfect summer fruit to grow, harvest, and eat as it is a wonderful and juicy hydrating fruit.
As you sweat on a hot summer day, while at the beach, working in the garden, or just taking an afternoon walk, you lose vital electrolytes, which includes sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and watermelon is a better chose to re-hydrate, than Gatorade.
Watermelon is all natural, and has the right balance of the electrolytes needed to keep your heart beating, and to replace the water needed to keep you cool.
Our feature fruit salad includes watermelon and here is what you will need to prepare the Melon Berry Fruit Salad with a Mint-Lime Dressing.
1/2 a seedless watermelon
6 ounces raspberries
6 ounces blueberries
6 ounces blackberries
zest and juice of one lime
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon water or watermelon juice
1 tablespoon mint leaves, minced
6-10 mint leaves, for garnishing, optional
Use a melon ball scoop to create bite size pieces of both melons. A the melon to a large bowl. Next add the berries to the melon. Toss gently, so as not to crush the berries.
In a small bowl , combine the zest and lime juice, honey, water, and minced mint leaves. We used the juice of the watermelon in place of water.
Drizzle dressing over mixed fruit salad to coat.
Use the remaining mint leaves to garnish the salad.
Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Before serving gently mix the fruit again to coat with any juice and dressing that may have gathered at the bottom of the bowl.
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