Agua de Sandia (Watermelon Agua Fresca)

    Using sweet watermelon pieces in this skinny variety of agua fresca makes sugar an optional add-in, so it’s low-calorie and delicious. 

     

    Rodrigo Bueno, a native of Mexico City, is the executive chef at Rancho Pescadero.

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    Ingredients
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    4
    cups
    water
    1 1/2
    pounds
    watermelon (rind removed) seeded and chopped into a 1-inch cubes
    3
    tablespoons
    sugar, optional
    *
    juice of 1/2 lime
    *
    Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
    Directions
    Step 1
    Put watermelon, water, sugar and lime into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher.
    Step 2
    Chill for 30 minutes and serve with a lot of ice.
    Step 3
    Garnish each glass with a leaf of basil when serving.
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    Serving Size: 
    1 cup
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    8
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    15 mins
    Prep Time: 
    15 mins
    Cook Time: 
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