Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita
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Watermelon Granita

Whole Foods Market

Watermelon Granita

This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired.

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Directions

Place half of the watermelon in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Add the remaining watermelon to the processor along with the honey and lime juice and process until smooth.

Pour into the baking dish, stir until combined, and place uncovered in the freezer. Freeze until ice begins to form around the edges of the pan, about 30 minutes. Rake with a fork to break up large ice clumps, return to the freezer, and continue stirring about every 30 minutes until all liquid is crystalized, about 3 hours total.

Using a large fork, flake the granita into bowls or into an airtight container to freeze up to 1 week. Serve garnished with mint or basil, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1135 kcal

Daily value:

57%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 35 g
  • Protein 57 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 95 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 862 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 69 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 7 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 34 µg
  • Alanine 3 g
  • Arginine 10 g
  • Ash 8 g
  • Aspartic acid 6 g
  • Betaine 7 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 124 mg
  • Carotene, beta 455 µg
  • Choline, total 3 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 15 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 56 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 20 g
  • Folate, DFE 166 µg
  • Folate, food 125 µg
  • Folate, total 149 µg
  • Folic acid 24 µg
  • Glutamic acid 12 g
  • Glycine 3 g
  • Histidine 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 16 mg
  • Isoleucine 3 g
  • Leucine 4 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 998 µg
  • Lysine 2 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 1037 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 3 mg
  • Methionine 2 g
  • Niacin 8 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 4 g
  • Phosphorus, P 1521 mg
  • Potassium, K 1327 mg
  • Proline 3 g
  • Retinol 31 µg
  • Selenium, Se 1 µg
  • Serine 3 g
  • Sodium, Na 223 mg
  • Starch 2 g
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 2 g
  • Threonine 2 g
  • Tryptophan 1 g
  • Tyrosine 2 g
  • Valine 3 g
  • Water 19 g
  • Zinc, Zn 21 mg
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