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Watermelon and Prickly Pear Agua Fresca


What would you rather have- dry heat or humidity? How about neither. Since that’s not been an option these days, we’ve had to get creative and find interesting ways to cool down. This refreshing watermelon and prickly pear agua fresca was definitely the way to go.

Sometimes, you just need to keep it simple. After all, turning on the blender is much better then turning on the oven these days. All you need are 2 ingredients: 1/2 a seedless watermelon and 4 prickly pears (tunas). Into the blender!Skinned, seeded and ready to go.

Watermelon-Prickly Pear Agua Fresca:

1/2 seedless watermelon

4 fresh prickly pears

Slice the watermelon into thick slices and remove the rind. Cut into rough cubes and place in the blender for food processor. Do not process yet.

To clean the prickly pears:

Wash and make a shallow cut, just enough to cut through the skin but not through the fruit. Using your hands, peel the skin off of the fruit. Next, cut the fruit in half, vertically. Use a spoon to gently scoop the seeds out from the center of the pear, discard the seeds. Add the seeded prickly pear to the watermelon in the blender and blend just until smooth.The juice will be on the thicker side. Add some water if you like your juice thinner. Chill and enjoy!

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