5 original, healthy and summer recipes

In watermelon everything is eaten! And yes, even its bark or skin. Rich in vitamins (A, C, and B6), it also contains nutrients that are beneficial for our health. So instead of throwing away that part of your summer watermelon, keep the rind and peel (the white part) to make recipes that are as delicious as they are healthy for your body.

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summer green juice

Watermelon is the summer fruit. No wonder you can use his skin in a thirst-quenching and healthy smoothie recipe. For this, nothing could be simpler, pour the watermelon peel into the juice extractor, add a few sprigs of mint and a handful of spinach leaves. And voila, according to Shirley of the Such Organics blog.

Watermelon skin jam

“karpuz kabugu reçeli”, literally “watermelon peel jam” or “watermelon peel jam” in Turkish is an original recipe and no waste. To reproduce this recipe, here is the list of ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 watermelon
  • 750 grams of sugar
  • 2 lemons
  • 100 ml water
  • Glass jars and sterilized lids

The rest will be discovered in the Camerdish TV video:

pickled watermelon

Do you like pickles? Discover pickled watermelon! For the skin and rind of a watermelon, you can make as many as four 500ml jars, according to Marie Claire Frederic, the brewing coach behind the “Ni cru ni cooked” blog. To prepare this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 liter of unchlorinated water
  • 30 grams of salt
  • Medium sized watermelon peel
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds (or cumin)
  • 4 sprigs of dill or fennel
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half lengthwise

So the contents of the recipe can be found on the blog that is neither raw nor cooked.

Gazpacho with watermelon peel

During the summer, gazpachos are a very refreshing appetizer. If you plan to serve the watermelon in a bowl, don’t throw away the peel (nor the peel!). Cut the bark into small dice. Chop the onion garlic clove. Pour everything into a blender along with a nice tomato, some basil leaves, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix coarsely. Then keep at least one hour in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

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Vegetable frying pan and Asian watermelon peel

With the crust you have left, you can also introduce a touch of originality to your next dish, inspired by the flavors of Asia. To prepare this recipe, you will need:

  • 250gm basmati rice
  • 250gm watermelon peel, finely mixed
  • 250gm carrots, mixed
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
  • 30 ml soy sauce
  • 0.5 teaspoon grated ginger

The rest of this original recipe can be found at menuvégétarien.com.

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