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Wellness Tip: Bring out the watermelon!

Summertime is in full swing, and watermelon is a top contender for picnic favorites. Watermelon is a great choice because it’s got zero fat, cholesterol or sodium and it’s a good source of potassium, vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Watermelon is great to eat by itself or as an addition to salsas and salads. In the grocery store, look for the seedless melons, so you don’t have to fuss with removing the seeds.

Nutrition information provided by nutritiondata.self.com.

Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa

Source: Southern Living 2011

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon salt, divided

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 cups chopped seedless watermelon

1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives

1/2 English cucumber, chopped

1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

2 tablespoons minced red onion

2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat grill to 350º to 400º (medium-high) heat. Sprinkle grouper with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

  2. Grill fish, covered with grill lid, for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or just until fish begins to flake when poked with the tip of a sharp knife and is opaque in center.

  3. Combine chopped watermelon, next five ingredients, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Serve with grilled fish.

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