3 Cool Watermelon Recipes for Labor Day

September 1, 2014 Updated: September 1, 2014

Everyone loves watermelon for the most obvious reason – they are refreshing and delicious. But, did you know that watermelon has some amazing health benefits too. Watermelon contains 92 percent of water and there are naturally occurring electrolytes in the watermelon too, so after your next workout consider having a watermelon instead of gatorade. Here, are three fun ways to turn watermelon into refreshing party dishes.

1. Watermelon Limeade

Ingredients: 

  • Seedless watermelon
  • Lime Juice
  • Sugar
  • Ice
  • Mint Sprigs

Method: 

Start of by adding few watermelon pieces in a blender. Then pour in half cup of lime juice and blend it. Once done, add sugar to sweeten it a little.  Your refreshing watermelon limeade is now ready. 

2. Watermelon Cups with Feta and Mint

Ingredients: 

  • Seedless watermelon
  • Feta Cheese
  • Mint
  • Shallots
  • Pepper

Method: 

Take a hollow cube of watermelon, and inside it add a mixture of feta cheese, shallots and mint. A perfect treat, for your mouth as you have a blend of feta cheese which is salty and refreshing watermelon. You can also add the mint fragrance to elevate the whole thing. 

3. Watermelon Lemon Granita

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon, pureed
  • Sugar
  • Lemons

Method:

It is just a mixture of watermelon pureed and sugar. Put the mixture of watermelon pureed and sugar in the freezer, and every 15 minutes with a spoon scrape it up a little and put it back into the freezer. This is mainly done to create a slushy texture. Once done, use some hollow lemon halves and put the granita on it.