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Summer's favorite beverage meets one of summer's best fruits and gets an added burst of flavor from fresh basil. Because watermelon is naturally sweet, not much sugar is needed to make this lemonade.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2007

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

Yield:
5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in basil; chill 1 hour. Strain sugar mixture through a sieve over a bowl, and discard basil.

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  • Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Pour watermelon puree through a fine sieve into a large bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Combine watermelon liquid, sugar mixture, and juice in a pitcher; chill.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; calories from fat 2%; fat 0.4g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 50.8g; fiber 1.4g; iron 0.9mg; sodium 4mg; calcium 33mg.
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