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Watermelon doesn’t only taste great and helps keep you hydrated during the summer months, but according to HealthLine it can potentially lower your stress levels and relieve muscle soreness.
This tasty fruit also happens to be a favorite in my household and this week I decided to get a little creative with how we enjoy it while also introducing everyone to some fruits we don’t normally eat such as blackberries and blueberries.
The best part is all of these ingredients can be purchased from your local Food Lion. I’ve personally come to look forward to my monthly Food Lion visits because they always have budget-friendly fresh fruit and veggies, great Weekly deals AND (of course) you have to love the fact that you can even do Online Shopping with pick up or delivery. Plus, if you’re ever stumped and need creative cooking ideas you can always check out the Food Lion Recipes section on their site.
Did you know that it’s National Fresh Fruit & Veggie Month?
Well, it is, and this is why I’m sharing this Watermelon Grill Tutorial. It’s easy to follow and it even mixes in a veggie option. It’s the perfect hydrating treat for entertaining or even just for the family.
Now, let’s jump in and get started.
Ingredients for Watermelon Grill
- Round seedless watermelon
- Honeydew melon
- Skewer sticks
Watermelon Grill Tutorial Steps
Step 1: Cut watermelon in two equal halves. Step 2: Use ice cream scooper to scoop out watermelon (Note: The watermelon can be used as part of the grill or it can be used to make a smoothie – or both.) Step 3: Cut up pineapple. Step 4: Remove seeds and cut up honeydew melon. Step 5: Cut up strawberries. Step 6: Cut up kiwi. Step 7: Pluck stems out of cherries. Step 8: Wash blueberries and blackberries. Step 9: Select 3 carrots to use for the watermelon grill legs (Note: Make sure to cut them down to the same size so the grill will be stable). Step 10: Use ice cream scoop to make three circular holes in the bottom of the watermelon. Step 11: Add carrots to the circular holes. Step 12: Add skewer sticks an inch apart for grill grate (Note: You will need scissors to cut off the excess). Step 12: Once you’re halfway through getting the grill grate setup, add in the blackberries and blueberries for coal. (Note: Make sure to leave some for the fruit kabobs). Step 13: Finish adding in the skewer sticks. Step 14: Insert 2 skewer sticks to position top half of watermelon (lid). Step 15: Use an assortment of freshly cut fruit to make fruit kabobs. Step 16: Position lid on. Step 17: Enjoy!
- Ice Cream Scooper
- Cutting Board
- Skewer Sticks
- 1 Round seedless watermelon
- 1 Honeydew melon
- 3 Carrots
- 4 Kiwi
- 1 Pineapple
- Cut watermelon in two equal halves.
- Use ice cream scoop to scoop out watermelon
- Cut up pineapple.
- Remove seeds and cut up honeydew melon.
- Cut up strawberries.
- Cut up kiwi.
- Pluck stems out of cherries.
- Wash blueberries and blackberries.
- Select 3 carrots to use for the watermelon grill legs
- Use ice cream scoop to make three circular holes in the bottom of the watermelon.
- Add carrots to the circular holes.
- Add skewer sticks an inch apart for grill grate
- Once you’re halfway through getting the grill grate setup, add in the blackberries and blueberries for coal.
- Finish adding in the skewer sticks.
- Insert 2 skewer sticks to position top half of watermelon (lid).
- Use assortment of freshly cut fruit to make fruit kabobs.
- Position lid on.
What’s your go-to summer treat to keep hydrated. What are your thoughts on this Watermelon Grill Tutorial? Let me know in the comments section below.