It was love at first bite when we discovered watermelon jerky from Sakara Life, and we’re dying over Pressed Juicery‘s newest seasonal flavor – a flawless melon and cherry combo we’re adding to everything from hydrating cocktails (stay tuned!) to vitamin-rich homemade popsicles.
Read up on the superfood status of our most-loved melon here and look below for more ways to max out on our fruity fixation, including a sweet salad recipe from green-eats goddess Candice Kumai. What are your favorite ways to watermelon? Let us know in the comments!
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Watermelon Jerky | Summer is about simple pleasures, like this Watermelon Jerky from luxe clean meal delivery service, Sakara Life. Offering all the benefits of watermelon minus the watery bulk, this snack is the ultimate for hiking, beaching and managing midday office hangriness.
Watermelon Chia Elixir | Hydrating skin-saver or healthiest summer cocktail base ever? How about both! This easy blend is an absolutely delicious way to sip down some watermelon while loading up on protein from super-powered chia seeds.
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Candice Kumai’s Watermelon Salad
2 cups balsamic vinegar
1 baby seedless watermelon or 1/2 of a small seedless watermelon or 4 cups seeded watermelon chunks
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, stacked, rolled, and thinly sliced crosswise into ribbons
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Heat the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it comes to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the balsamic is reduced to about 3/4 cup and has the consistency of maple syrup, about 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
If using uncut watermelon then halve it and place the halves or half cut side down on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to trim away the rind, cutting from top to bottom. Cut the melon into 1/4-inch thick slices.
Divide the watermelon among 4 plates. Sprinkle with basil and then drizzle some of the balsamic reduction over each plate. Top with the crumbled feta and serve.