I’m tossing back-to-back watermelon recipes in your face. I hope you don’t mind!
But honestly, they couldn’t be more different from one another. On Friday we had these super refreshing and hydrating Watermelon Cucumber Coolers. And today I’m bringing you some sticky, sweet, smoky Baked Watermelon Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks. Amen to that. Get ready to bust out the extra napkins!
So yes, I used watermelon to make a barbecue sauce. Are you skeptical? I hope not. I think we’ve developed enough of a trust here over the past couple of years that you probably know I wouldn’t let you guys eat anything too weird.
The watermelon adds a little sweetness and freshness to an otherwise simple, homemade marinade made entirely from pantry staples. And it’s summer and we’re approaching 4th of July weekend, so we should just put watermelon in ALL THE THINGS. Am I right?
And since you can’t have chicken drumsticks without a dipping sauce, I made a blue cheese and cilantro sauce using Greek yogurt as the base. Which makes it totally healthy! Um…OK healthier. So go ahead and double dip these suckers! You have my full permission!
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We are coming off a streak of seriously hot and humid weather. Or what the weather forecasters like to call “oppressive”. And what I like to call “frizzy hair and shiny, sweaty skin for everyone”.
You’re totally jealous, right?
Needless to say, staying cool and hydrated has been a major priority for me these past couple of days. So I’ve been sipping on these Watermelon Cucumber Coolers like it’s my job. Um…which it kind of is I guess.
People. Listen up. This drink has only four ingredients. FOUR! It doesn’t get much easier than that. All you need is some juicy watermelon (which I like to toss in my freezer for at least 30 minutes before blending it up to help keep this drink as cold as possible), cucumber, fresh ginger and Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original.
This Watermelon Cucumber Cooler is a serious thirst quencher, even on the hottest of days. And thanks to the Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original, it doesn’t feel all watered down. It has just enough body to it. Kind of like me. Ha!
OK, sorry. I’m really lame. So this is probably a good place to stop, before I get too carried away with my own silliness.
Stay cool, friends! And have a great weekend!