Watermelon Mint Sorbet

With watermelon season coming to a close I thought I would give you all a recipe to savor the flavors of summer before it officially ends. I bought some watermelon from my farmer’s market a month ago and knowing I would now be able to finish it all before it got too mushy, I decided to cube and freeze a bunch. When I rediscovered the cubes in some tupperware at the back of my freezer I was very excited to say the least. I’ll certainly be buying some more watermelon at the market this coming weekend to freeze so that I can savor the flavors of summer throughout the Fall with this refreshing mint watermelon sorbet.

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Serves 1-2

Ingredients:
2 cups frozen cubed watermelon
4-5 fresh mint leaves
2-4 tablespoons lemonade
1-3 teaspoons sweetener of choice (agave, honey, coconut sugar just to name a few)

Directions:
Place everything into a blender and begin by adding 1 tablespoon of lemonade. I would suggest adding only a bit of sweetener at this time so you can taste to see your preference.
Blend and add your second tablespoon of lemonade. Scrape mixture down from sides and keep blending. Add lemonde by the tablespoon until desired consistency is reached.
Scoop and serve immediately.
May be stored in the freezer but pull out to that for about 10 minutes before serving.

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Watermelon Salad

Knowing that California watermelon season is quickly approaching its end, I jumped on the opportunity to buy one when I saw a stand selling them this weekend at my local farmer’s market.
I have a history of accidentally cutting myself with knives, so I let someone else do the major chopping and then began enjoying the fresh and juicy slices.
Though watermelon is fantastic on its own, I wanted to mix it up and create a refreshing salad combining my farmer’s market produce.
This recipe is single serve but can easily be doubled, tripled or multiplied tenfold for a crowd. It is light, refreshing, sweet and crunchy all at the same time. For a creamier bite, a sprinkling of crumbled feta on top is especially delicious.

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Ingredients:
¾-1 cup watermelon
4 mint leaves
2 large radishes
1 small or ⅓ a large cucumber
¼ lime
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon olive oil
Salt to taste
Optional: feta cheese

Directions:
Cut watermelon and cucumber into ¼ inch chunks. Either slice or dice radishes.
Place watermelon, radishes and cucumber into a bowl. Tear or chop mint leaves and sprinkle on top.
Squeeze juice from ¼ of a lime and drizzle ½ teaspoon of olive oil and apple cider vinegar on top of the salad. Add salt to taste and then toss to coat.

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For best results, stick it in the fridge for at least an hour.

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