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20 Ridiculously Refreshing Watermelon Recipes
Cocktails, soups, snacks, and treats all made with watermelon.
July 7, 2021
For a sweet and savory side dish, use your watermelon to make Deidre James Ferenc’s delightful
watermelon feta orzo salad
. It’s a simple dish that explodes with flavor from honey, lemon juice, basil, feta cheese, and (of course) watermelon.
Homemade popsicles are so easy, and they taste
good. Make your own with just a few ingredients by following
from Green Smoothie Gourmet.
Instead of traditional pizza, use watermelon as a crust to create a delightful fruit pizza. @Choosingchia topped hers with berries and Greek yogurt and
shared her recipe
on her blog.
recipe for watermelon mint margaritas
by @foodallergydiva is all kinds of fresh and delicious. You’ll need watermelon, fresh mint, agave nectar, lime juice, and tequila to recreate the vacation-worthy drink.
To recreate this
grilled watermelon salad
by Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, cut up a watermelon, grill it, then top it with a mixture of arugula, pistachios, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and blue cheese.
@Kooking.mantra used an
air fryer to cook up watermelon
. The slices spent only 10 minutes in the fryer before being topped with grated chocolate and cheese.
To make a
like Erin from Thank You Berry Much, you’ll need watermelon, mint, agave, lime juice, seltzer, sugar, and some white rum. Don’t forget a small watermelon slice and mint leaf for garnish, too.
Another way to add a little savory to your sweet watermelon is by pairing it with halloumi cheese. Follow
by Girl With The Iron Cast to serve yours up grilled on skewers with fresh mint and basil leaves.
For a refreshing snack, this three-ingredient
by Life Made Sweeter is perfect. The recipe is super easy, the hardest part will be staying patient while it freezes so you can eat it.
How delightful does this watermelon limeade look?
comes from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen and calls for watermelon, a lemon, a lime, some honey, a bit of salt, and seltzer water to give the drink a little pop.
The Carmel Kama'aina has
for making these delicious treats. Basically, all you have to do is slice your watermelon into triangles, dip them into some dark chocolate and coconut oil, top with salt, cool, and enjoy.
watermelon fries and dip
by Summer Hill Market are easy to prepare and make a great snack. Either keep the fries tame with just some salt and lime zest or add some spice to them with chili flakes.
These watermelon mimosas by Lauren at Pinch of Parsley are both delicious and gorgeous.
only calls for three ingredients, but you will need a blender and a strainer to get the watermelon’s consistency just right.
To make this
triple melon granita
by Frances Largeman-Roth, you’ll need watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, lime, and agave syrup. It requires a bit of freezing time and a little scraping, but the slushie result is worth all of the work.
Change things up a bit with watermelon salsa from Toshi’s Table. The
essentially swaps out tomatoes for watermelons, giving the salsa a sweeter taste without taking away the spicy bite.
You’ll need watermelon, strawberry ice cream, ice, and sugar (optional) to make one of these
by A Spicy Perspective. For a little extra sweetness, top it with some whipped cream.
In addition to your watermelon, you’ll need vodka, sparkling wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice to make this excellent
Sparkling Savannah Vodka Watermelon Cocktail
by This Mama Cooks.
Use your watermelon to make your own delicious bruschetta. Carefree Mermaid’s
is delightful with grilled watermelon, red onion, feta cheese, and more piled on to slices of a French baguette.
Bethany Ugarte came up with a healthy,
for watermelon mousse that looks absolutely delicious. She also shared how to prepare it so that it can be eaten by the slice, like this.
For a warm (or hot) day, try this
cold watermelon soup recipe
from Ultimate Guide to Everything. It’s made with fresh ingredients and served with croutons made from seasoned, baked baguette slices.