Welcome Summer with WATERMELON!
As the sun gets hotter, we need to hydrate! Watermelon is the solution to our summer needs.
YOU KNOW SUMMER HAS BEGUN
When you eat the season’s first slice of watermelon, you know summer has begun. It’s tasty, refreshing and very low in calories. We all know that when the sun starts to be very strong, it is imperative to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated, and watermelon can help with that, since it is made up of 90% water and natural sugars. Watermelon also contains antioxidants, which help fight free radicals. Some studies show that eating a few slices of watermelon a day can promote clear, bright skin and strong, quicker-growing hair, thanks in part to the fruit’s high vitamin C content. Watermelon is also useful when you are tired of cooking: while everyone may see it as a dessert or a snack, with a bit of imagination, you can turn it into a delicious entree. Everybody sees it as fruit to eat during a break or after the meal, but with a bit of imagination it can become the main meal to serve for lunch. All you’ll need are a few ingredients and some top-quality Italian olive oil.
WATERMELON, CUCUMBER, AND FETA CHEESE SALAD
This salad is simple and delicious. Start by peeling the cucumber, and cutting it, the watermelon, and the feta into cubes. Mix all of the ingredients together, and add some mint for seasoning. For the dressing, we suggest mixing extra virgin olive oil with lime juice. Before serving, it is best to chill the salad for half an hour in the refrigerator.
We recommend Magnifico’s delicious Redoro Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This EVOO tastes slightly bitter and spicy, and harmonizes perfectly with the sweet ingredients of our salad. Its unique, balanced flavor comes from a unique blend of olives, cultivated and processed through eco-friendly means. One more tip for the salad: to add some crunch, sprinkle some chopped walnuts or almonds before serving.
ANGURIA, MOZZARELLA, AND MINT
This salad is as refreshing as it is easy to make. You will need some top-quality mozzarella di bufala, and some sweet watermelon. Remove the seeds from the watermelon, cut it into cubes, and mix it with pieces of mozzarella. Add some mint leaves to the salad and season it with salt, extra virgin olive oil, and a few drops of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP glaze from the Carandini company. This glaze will elevate your dish, instantly awakening your tastebuds. Magnifico team has brought this exquisite ingredient just one click away from your dinner table.
- Donatella Mulvoni