WATERMELON BLUEBERRY COTTAGE CHEESE SALAD WITH CUCUMBERS

I wanted to create a refreshing salad that would cool you off without the need for ice cubes.  It’s starting to get hot and steamy here which makes me crave all the watermelon and cold cucumbers I can find.

It’s been so hot here the only thing I’ve wanted to eat is my Watermelon salad.
Did you know that Watermelon is 92% water and eating it keeps the body hydrated? This Watermelon and Cucumber salad with basil Lemon dressing are perfect in this hot weather as light lunch/ dinner. It’s simple, refreshing and big in flavour

My husband and I love salads. And I always try to make a new combination of salads every time. So here I present a cool combination of salad to beat the heat.

Refreshing and easy, Watermelon Blueberry Cottage cheese  Salad with Cucumbers is the side dish you’ll want at every meal.
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INGREDIENTS:
2 cups large diced watermelon
1/4 cups blueberries ( Here I used dried blueberries )
1 English cucumber cut into chunks
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese ( paneer) diced
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup olive oil
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, add the watermelon, blueberries, cucumber, Cottage Cheese and basil. Toss to combine.picsart_06-09-058282747625511571277.jpg
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Lemon juice, honey and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
    Serve immediately.

    NOTES:

  • Salad can be made up to 8 hours in advance. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.
  • You can use fresh blueberries, cranberries and cherries too.

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EGGLESS WATERMELON CUPCAKES

I always want to experiment with watermelon. A juicy delicious fruit of summer. Don’t you love it? Already posted some recipes with watermelon and I have one more to share.

Baking is my stress buster. I always bake to refresh my mood. Love the aroma of baking. So here are the soft and yummy watermelon Cupcakes.
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INGREDIENTS :

Refined flour or maida – 1 cup
Milk powder – 1/4 cup
Powered sugar – 1/2 cup
Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
Watermelon juice – 1/2 cup
Vanilla – 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoon
Lemon zest – 1/4 teaspoon
Oil – 1/4 cup
Choco chips – 1/4 cup
Red food colour – as required, optional

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°.
  2. Grease the muffins tray or cupcake moulds.
  3. Sieve refined flour, baking powder, soda and milk powder. Mix well and keep aside. c3481b5d-4aca-45de-9763-9c3f6d9e0d6d
  4. In a large bowl add powdered sugar, oil, watermelon juice and lemon juice. Beat until sugar dissolves completely. ce58ac5f-d4df-415b-b6ef-2f5d2dcd87b1
  5. Add vanilla and lemon zest. You can add 1/2  teaspoon lemon zest if you like the strong flavour of lemon. Mix well.
  6. Now add all the dry ingredients. Mix well to make a lump free smooth batter. Add colour and mix well.
  7. Fold the choco chips in the batter.
  8. Fill the moulds 3/4 with the batter. If you don’t have muffins moulds you can make it in any cake tin.ef490d8b-8ba1-4b16-a5b3-c4134dddbe78
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let it cool down.
  11. Serve with tea, coffee or juice. Or satisfy your sudden hunger pangs.
  12. Decorate with whipped cream and watermelon.
  13. Enjoy……..

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NOTES :

  • I have used olive oil, you can any flavourless white oil or butter. If you don’t have muffins moulds you can make it in any cake tin.
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WATERMELON CANAPES

Looking for a fresh start for parties. Juicy Watermelon slices with black salt, cumin and pepper with the chillness of yoghurt are perfect to kick start any event.
This combo worked so well that the dish became an absolute favourite for both kids and adults.
Do try out this summer treat and let me know.
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INGREDIENTS:
Watermelon slices 10
Black salt 2 pinch
Thick Curd/yoghurt 1/8 cup
Pepper ground 1 pinch
Cumin ground 1 pinch
Cilantro/mint for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Take yoghurt/curd in a bowl and add freshly ground pepper and cumin…
  2. Take little black salt in a small bowl…
  3. Sprinkle/rub little black salt on watermelon slices(cut in your desired shapes, I cut it as Heart shape using a cookie cutter)…
  4. Place a spoon of yoghurt in top carefully in the centre…Garnish with little cilantro or mint to add to the freshness…
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WATERMELON SORBET / 2 INGREDIENT RECIPE

Watermelon Sorbet is a good option when you want to cook something different. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Watermelon Sorbet.
Bored with watermelon and its juice, I decided to try something innovative and new. When I saw this recipe on the Nestle milkmaid site, I geared up to try it and it turned out to be -‘Simply Great!’
The best thing about this sorbet is it requires only 2 ingredients – fresh watermelon and sweetened condensed milk. So easy!
This incredibly refreshing healthy and quick dessert is perfect for beating the heat and so easy to make, no ice-cream maker needed for this! The delicious and mouthwatering Watermelon Sorbet is enjoyed by all.
Try this delicious Watermelon Sorbet recipe at home and surprise your family and friends.
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 Servings – 8  Preparation – 15 min 
INGREDIENTS
1/2 kg-Watermelon Pulp
1/2 tin (200g)-NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Remove all seeds from the watermelon and cut into small pieces, place the watermelon in a blender.
  2. Mix in NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk and blend till smooth.1527403074133
  3. Pour the blended mixture into ice trays and place them in a freezer overnight till they set well. (I used one ice tray and one chocolate silicon mold )1527403154190
  4. Arrange the frozen sorbet cubes in a dish and serve immediately.

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WATERMELON BASIL SEED COOLER

Watermelon juice is an effective thirst quencher and coolant to beat the summer heat with amazing health benefits. Basil is healthy and provides a lot of cooling to the human body, so this is a no-brainer as a must have to drink every day. Best served when chilled, this quick recipe is sure to get you refreshed after a hot and tiring day.

I make this watermelon juice very often. I usually drink it a glass of it after my morning workout. As watermelon is made up of 92% of water. Thus it is very hydrating fruit. It is perfect to have after exercise or a day in the sun.

 

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups of chopped watermelon

2 tbsp soaked Sabja seeds( basil seeds)

Lime juice as needed

½ tsp black salt

¼ cup sugar (purely optional)

Salt to taste

Ice as required

Few mint leaves

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  1. Soak the basil seeds in water for half an hour.
  2. Place watermelon and ice into a blender.
  3. Pour in lime juice, black salt, sugar, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into serving glass and add soaked basil seeds and mint leaves before serving.
  5. Serve chilled.

 

NOTES:

  • Watermelon juice helps you lose weight. It is very low in calories and full of wholesome goodness.
  • This is the ultimate drink you need to hydrate yourself and get that constant nutrition supply.
  • It clears the skin as well as makes it smoother and bright.
  • It fights against diseases and protects your body from cancer.

 

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Watermelon Jello Slices

Kids loves jelly very much. For their  I always make jelly with new presentation ideas. This time I made it with Watermelon . These are great on a hot day!

So beat the heat and party on with Watermelon jello slices!

INGREDIENT:
1 small watermelon
Weikfield watermelon jello mix
3cup of boiling water
knife
large spoon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Using a large chef’s knife, cut the watermelon into two equal halves, lengthwise.270
  2. Use your knife to slice all the way around the perimeter of the watermelon flesh, about an inch from the rind. Be careful not to pierce through the skin, as this will lead to your Jell-O leaking out.271
  3. Then use a kitchen spoon to scrape out the rest and create a smooth bowl with roughly 1/2-inch red watermelon flesh left on the rind.
  4. Line two small, rimmed baking sheets with paper towels in a way that creates a bed for your watermelon bowls. The idea is to create enough support to keep the watermelon bowls from rolling at all while they’re in the fridge. Put one bowl in the center of each tray and set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the jelly crystals pack and premix .
  6. Boil 3 cups (500ml) water in a vessal .allow it to cool for 1 min.
  7. Pour the hot water in to the bowl containing the weikfield jelly crystals and premix.Stir until completely dissolved.
  8. Pour the Jell-O mixture into the watermelon bowls, dividing evenly.
  9. After 30 minutes Carefully place the Jell-O filled watermelon bowls in the fridge, and refrigerate. Serve cooled.272
  10. When Jell-O is set, cut each half into 1-inch slices, crosswise, then cut each slice into 2–3 wedges, and serve.

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