Easy Watermelon Fries Recipe– The easiest and most nutritious summer snack recipe anyone can ask for. They are super fun to set up and very tasty. These sweet and sour treats are perfect for a party or gathering as a snack or dessert.
Easy Watermelon Fries Recipe
This watermelon fries recipe is going to be the simplest recipe you will ever make. You simply cut up the watermelons into fries, sprinkle some lime over them and if you are using chili powder you sprinkle or garnish with chili powder. That’s it! They will definitely grab your guests attention. My kids were amazed by the idea. Chili was not added to this recipe because the kids are always excited to eat everything I am photographing so I decided not to add chili. I did add on my serving though!
How to cut these Watermelon Fries
Wash the watermelon and place on a flat surface. Use a large sharp knife to slice lengthwise. You could also cut it in half and flip it over with cut side down and then cut or slice them lengthwise about 1 inch thick.
Take one of the watermelon slices one at a time and place on a cutting board to start trimming off the edges.
Toss the edges of the watermelon and then cut them lengthwise again and keep them more on the thin size to what you think watermelon fries should look like. This will be a personal preference for the size of the fries.
Place on a plate for serving with some lime wedges to sprinkle over the fries and for garnishing.
Benefits of Watermelon
Watermelons are not only delicious and refreshing, they have several health benefits which includes but not limited to the following:
- They help keep you hydrated and full since they are 92% water.
- High in nutrients such as Vitamins A and C, and carotenoids.
- Contains certain compounds like cucurbitacin E and lycopene which have been linked to having anti-cancer properties.
- Have lycopene and citrulline which helps prevent heart disease.
- High in antioxidants which helps to lower inflammation.
- Has high amounts of water and fiber which helps improve digestion.
There are only 46 calories (154 grams) in one cup of watermelon. These could be either diced or balled watermelon. 154g of watermelon consists of 0.6 grams fiber, 9.6 grams sugars, and 12 grams total carbohydrates. There are 0.6g of dietary fiber in each cup which brings the total net carbs to 11.4g.
Common Questions on Watermelons
Can you eat the rind of a watermelon?
surprisingly enough, the whole watermelon is edible even the rind and seeds. Some may use the rind in cooking such as pickled, stir-fried or stewed.
How do you tell a watermelon is ripe?
Do you ever see people at the stores tapping on watermelons? Some use this method to pick their watermelons. If it gives a nice ringing sound then it’s ripe and ready. Other ways to check is to pick it up and feel if its heavy for its size. Also, check the bottom ground spot. This is where the watermelon sits on the ground. Make sure it has a creamy yellow color and not white.
Is watermelon good for you to lose weight?
In moderation, watermelon can help in weight loss. They have high water content and low in calories which will help to keep you feeling full and eat less. There are only 46 calories in every cup of cut watermelon.
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Easy Watermelon Fries
Watermelon cut up as fries and garnished with lime.
- 1 Medium Watermelon Cut into small fries
- 1 Lime Cut into wedges
- Chilli Powder optional
Cut the watermelon into slices and trim into fries
Sprinkle or garnish with lime.
If using chili, garnish with some chili powder
Serve and Enjoy.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
You can use a large watermelon to get more servings. A large watermelon should make around 12-14 servings