Go ahead ... eat the whole watermelon

Family Features | 5/19/2017, midnight
Sliced or diced, grilled or blended, there are countless ways to prepare watermelon. With some fruits, half or more is ...

— 1/4 cup low-fat

— sour cream

— 1 1/2 tablespoons

— stone-ground mustard

— 1 tablespoon apple

— cider vinegar

— 4 teaspoons fresh

— lemon juice

— 1 tablespoon sugar

— 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

— 2 teaspoons olive oil

— salt to taste

— pepper to taste


— 4 cups grated watermelon rind (fruit and green peel removed)

— 1 cup grated carrot

— 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple

In small bowl, blend Greek yogurt, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, poppy seeds, olive oil, salt and pepper thoroughly. Set aside.

Place watermelon rind on several layers of paper towels to soak up excess fluid.

In medium bowl, place dressing, rind, carrot and pineapple, and toss to thoroughly coat.

Watermelon Slice Ice Pops

Makes: 5-15 servings

5-15 watermelon slices, cut into triangular wedge shapes, about 1/2 to 1 inch thick, with seeds removed

5-15 ice pop sticks

Insert ice pop stick into rind of each slice.

Optional variation: After inserting sticks, freeze ice pops before serving.

Superfood Smoothie

Makes: 3 cups

— 2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon

— 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

— 1 cup raspberry kefir

— 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate

— 2 tablespoons hemp

— 2 tablespoons agave syrup

— ice (optional)

Place watermelon, raspberries, raspberry kefir, orange juice concentrate, hemp, agave syrup and ice, if desired, in blender and blend until smooth.