Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Make Half Your Plate Fruits & Veggies

Watermelon can be combined with savory ingredients, for a surprising and refreshing twist in this simple and quick gazpacho recipe.
Recipe Cost for 4 People: $2.71 ($0.68/serving)*
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 4 cups cubed, seeded watermelon, divided
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of cubed watermelon and ½ of chopped cucumber; set aside. Process remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender until puréed. Transfer all ingredients to a large bowl and stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Complete this Plate: Serve with an 8 oz glass of non-fat milk and whole grain pita bread/chips with 2 tbsp hummus.

Serves: 4
Fruits & Veggies per Serving
1.5 Cup
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 70
Total Fat: 1.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
% of Calories from Fat: 19%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 0%
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates: 13g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sodium: 0mg
MyPlate Contributions
Vegetables
Fruit
Grain
Protein
Dairy
0.5 cup
1 cup
0 oz
0 oz
0 cup
Each serving provides: An excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, and a good source of vitamin A.

*Retail prices, Boulder, Colorado, and online, September 2012

National Watermelon Promotion Board

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