Fresh fruit flavors of watermelon


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When it comes to fresh fruit, watermelon is a top pick in many households.

It’s available year-round and makes for a nutritious snack, but its great taste is the reason most people buy watermelon, according to research from the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Watermelon Buddha Bowl

Citrusy Tahini Dressing:

3 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame seed paste)

1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

Buddha Bowls:

2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed

4 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced

1 cup sweet cherries, pitted and halved

2 avocados, sliced

2 cups cooked black rice

1 cup sliced, toasted almonds

Citrusy Tahini Dressing

To make Citrusy Tahini Dressing: In bowl, whisk tahini, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and salt. If dressing seems thick, add more orange juice or water to reach desired consistency.

To arrange Buddha Bowls: Separate watermelon, cucumbers, cherries, avocados and rice in four bowls. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

Sweet Watermelon Pizza

Greek yogurt

Watermelon, cut to 1-inch thick round slice

Shredded coconut

Mint

Berries, such as blueberries, strawberries or blackberries

Slivered almonds

Spread yogurt to cover fleshy part of watermelon, leaving room to hold rind. Sprinkle with coconut, mint, berries and almonds, or other toppings, as desired.

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