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Hot and Sweet Watermelon 

This sweet and spicy dessert is refreshing and very healthy.

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Desserts

Think Variety; Think Color: Red

Preparation time: 20 minutes or less

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 1 ½


  • ¾ tsp. whole peppercorns or coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. very finely chopped mint leaves
  • 6 cups ¾-inch seedless red watermelon cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves

Place peppercorns on chopping block. Using the bottom of a heavy saucepan, press firmly, into a heavy downward motion and crush peppercorns into a semi-coarse texture.  Combine ground peppercorns with finely chopped mint. In a large bowl, toss spice mixture gently but thoroughly with watermelon cubes. Spoon into 4 individual serving glasses or bowls. Serve chilled, garnished with a fresh mint leaf.


Each serving provides:  An excellent source of vitamins A and C.


Credit: Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 71 Carbohydrates: 18g
Total Fat: 0.4g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g Dietary Fiber: 1g
% of Calories from Fat: 5% Sodium: 2mg
Protein: 1g  



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