Simple Summer Eats

Summer is here in full blast. The longer days mean you have a chance to relax a bit, or enjoy some outside time when the day is almost done (and when the temperature may be somewhat cooler!)

Summer also means all those delicious fruits that are usually most abundant and tastiest at this time of year…. fruits like peaches, papaya, melons (watermelon, cantaloupe) berries (strawberries, blueberries) and many more. Even better is if it is quick and easy to prepare with ingredients you probably have on hand, or at least have a good substitute.

For the 4th of July, we are going to try this Zesty Watermelon. You can be sure there will be no leftovers!

Zesty Watermelon

This is a great recipe for parties and family gatherings during the summer. Other seasonal fruits can be used in place of watermelon, such as peaches, other melons, papaya, or any combination of berries. For younger children, you can omit the chili powder or use less.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4 Servings

Watermelon, cubed, 4 cups, chilled
Chili powder, 1 teaspoon
Salt, to taste
Limes, 3, divided

Place the chilled watermelon into individual glasses or glass bowls.

Mix the chili powder and a pinch of salt together. It is best to put the mixture in a salt shaker to better control the amount of spice being sprinkled onto the watermelon.

Juice two limes. Sprinkle the watermelon with lime juice and the chili powder mixture, according to the child’s preference.

Cut the remaining lime into wedges and serve with the watermelon.

Per Serving

Calories, 49
Total fat, 0.4 g
Saturated fat, 0.0 g
Trans fat, 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat, 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat, 0.1 g
Total carbohydrate, 12 g
Dietary fiber, 1 g
Sugars, 10 g
Protein, 1 g
Sodium, 9 mg

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Simple Summer Eats

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