Skip to main content (Access Key S)
Edible Schoolyard NOLA

Edible Schoolyard NOLA

Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram Donate

Changing the way children and familieseat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans.

Recipes: some Edible Schoolyard New Orleans favorites

Watermelon Agua Fresca

A cool & refreshing summer treat.

Category: Beverages


Ingredients

6 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups cold water, divided
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
Ice cubes
Lime slices and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions

Cut the watermelon flesh from the rind. In a blender, process half the watermelon pieces with 1 cup of water until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Repeat the process with the remaining melon and water.  You should end up with about 8 cups of juice. Stir in the lime juice and agave. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime slices and mint.