Watermelon in January.
Most people don’t put watermelon and January in the same sentence. But did you know that watermelon is actually available in most areas, year round!
I was recently asked to create a watermelon recipe for a Kitchen PLAY event, sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. And while I wasn’t sure at first if I could even find watermelon in January, I was more than eager to create something unique and tasty using one of my favorite fruits.
Some of watermelon’s best attributes are that they are 92% water, (so you can “Fill Up Without Filling Out“), and have tons of vitamins A, B6 and C. What’s not to love? And this delicious dip is sure to keep guests around the appetizer table munching on healthy, whole foods!
Join Kitchen PLAY, the National Watermelon Promotion Board and some of your favorite food bloggers for a Twitter Party on January 22 at 7 PM ET where we’ll be chatting about this tasty, nutritious and versatile fruit, and testing our watermelon knowledge.
You’ll also be eligible to win great watermelon prizes, so RSVP for the Twitter Party here!
Also, beginning today, read all 6 posts at Kitchen PLAY sponsored by Watermelon for clues. Each post contains a “watermelon fact” that may appear as a trivia question during the Twitter Party.
Tuesday, January 22
7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PST
Follow the hashtag #All4Watermelon
KITCHEN PLAY TWITTER PARTY CLUE: Watermelon’s closest cousins are the cucumber, squash and pumpkin.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Watermelon Salsa
- Clean Eating Ensalada De Fruta
- Clean Eating Triple Berry Watermelon Smoothie
Clean Eating Watermelon Pistachio Salsa
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- 1 cup shelled pistachios meats
- 1/4 cup chopped red onions
- Juice 1/2 a lemon
- Pinch salt (omit if the nuts are salted)
- Chop everything fine and mix together.
(Data is for the entire recipe. Divide data by number of servings. Data figured using UNsalted nuts and does not include any added salt.)
Total Fat: 57 gm
Saturated Fats: 7 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 22 mg
Carbohydrates: 67 gm
Dietary fiber: 15 gm
Sugars: 34 gm
Protein: 29 gm
PLEASE NOTE: Nutritional Information estimated at Nutritiondata.com. Data may not be accurate and is subject to the availability of specific foods in their database. Where one ingredient is not listed, substitutions must be used. Therefore, you should not refer to this data as being exact. It’s more of a ballpark figure. The Gracious Pantry does not take responsibility for the inadequacies of the nutrition calculator used. This data is provided as a courtesy and general reference only. It is not exact.