Celebrate National Watermelon Day with These Facts and a Salsa Recipe.

Celebrate National Watermelon Day with These Facts and This Recipe

August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! This pink fruit is a staple of summer cuisine. from barbecues to pool parties to picnics, watermelon is the perfect snack to serve. Celebrate National Watermelon Day by learning a little more about the watermelon and by checking out the watermelon salsa recipe below.
Watermelon Fun Facts:
  • There are more than 1,200 kinds of watermelon, grown in more than 96 countries worldwide.
  • Watermelons range in size and color and can be red, pink, white, or yellow.
  • The ancient Egyptians ate watermelon. Depictions of watermelon harvests date back to about 5,000 years ago.
  • Watermelon quenches thirst and inflammation, so it is good for arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, colon cancer, and diabetes.
  • Watermelon is a vegetable and is related to gourds such as squash and pumpkins.
  • Every part of a watermelon is edible, including seeds and rinds.
Watermelon Salsa Recipe:
Making watermelon salsa is a great way to celebrate National Watermelon Day. Check out how to add a twist to this summer snack favorite.
Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons seeded, chopped Anaheim chile
  • 2 cups seeded and coarsely chopped watermelon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
In a large bowl combine the chopped onion, Anaheim chile, and watermelon. Ensure that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. In a separate small bowl, combine the garlic salt and the balsamic vinegar. Pour the vinegar dressing over the mixture, stir, and refrigerate. Keep the salsa refrigerated for at least an hour. Serve with chips and enjoy with family and friends.
Cool off this summer with delicious watermelon to celebrate National Watermelon Day. Don’t forget to celebrate good health. SeniorChoices NW can help review your health care options so you stay healthy. Contact us today.

 

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