Watermelon prepared three unique ways

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Watermelon prepared three unique ways

The following recipes are courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Try one or all three to satisfy your watermelon craving.

Watermelon Shirley Temple


This recipe was created by Chef Joe Poon for the National Watermelon Promotion Board.



4 shots (6 ounces) watermelon juice
4 shots (6 ounces) lemon lime soda
2 teaspoons confectioner's sugar



Place all ingredients in a mixer. Mix, then pour over crushed ice and strain into glass.



Serves 2; Per serving: 186 Calories; 1g Fat (3% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 24mg Sodium


Grilled Kielbasa with Watermelon Relish


1 cup minced watermelon

¼ cup minced onion

½ cup finely chopped cabbage

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 tablespoons honey mustard

3 pounds kielbasa


Mix the watermelon, onion and cabbage in a mixing bowl.  In another small bowl slowly mix the vinegar into the mustard and then pour the mixture over the watermelon/onion/cabbage mixture and toss together.  Grill the kielbasa until brown and crisp on the exterior but still juicy inside.  Remove from grill to a cutting board and cool for 5 minutes before cutting the kielbasa into bite sized pieces and skewer them with a pick.  Serve warm with the relish for scooping with the kielbasa. Serves 12 as an appetizer.

Red White and Blue Watermelon Sundaes


4 cups watermelon balls

2 cups fresh blueberries

4 dollops prepared whipped topping

Red, white and blue star sprinkles


Gently mix together the watermelon and blueberries. Divide among 4 sundae bowls. Top each with a dollop of topping and sprinkle with red ,white and blue sprinkles. Serve immediately. Serves 4.


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