Recipe Roundup: Watermelon
Summertime and watermelons go hand-in-hand. Watermelons make for a sweet, juicy delicious treat; especially on a hot day.
Every part of the melon is edible. Watermelon rinds can be used in relishes, stir-fry’s, chutneys and salsas. They are delicious pickled too! Watermelon pairs well with a wide variety of flavors. Try it with avocado, red onion, berries or corn. Mix it up with herbs like fresh mint or basil. The saltiness of a good cheese or grilling it will bring out the natural sweetness and add complexity to the flavor.
Before cutting into the melon, be sure to wash the rind thoroughly. Uncut melons can be kept at room temperature until ripe. After you have cut into it, refrigerate in a sealed container.
We have compiled a few of our favorite watermelon recipes for you to enjoy during the long, hot days of summer. Feel free to share some of your favorite watermelon recipes in the comments below.
GREEK WATERMELON SALAD
We love this salad for a picnic or other get together. Not only is it a crowd pleaser, but it makes enough to serve, well, a crowd. Click here for the recipe.
All you need is one ingredient for this refreshing and healthy recipe – a juicy, delicious seedless watermelon. No need for an ice cream maker for this recipe – just a blender or a food processor and room in your freezer. Click here for the recipe.
WATERMELON, FETA, BLUEBERRY AND MINT SKEWERS
This pretty appetizer serves a crowd and can be ready to eat in less than 10 minutes. Click here for the recipe.
HONEY-GLAZED GRILLED WATERMELON
Grilling the watermelon caramelizes the honey, giving it a sweet and smoky flavor. Click here for the recipe.
WATERMELON CUCUMBER MOJITOS
A twist on an old favorite, the cucumber is a welcome and refreshing addition. PS: This drink is delicious without the alcohol, too. Click here for the recipe.
WATERMELON MANGO SALSA
A little sweet and spicy, this cool and crisp salsa is delicious on chips, crackers or tacos. Click here for the recipe.
Watermelon gazpacho is sweet, savory and perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking. Click here for the recipe.
WATERMELON, MINT AND BASIL WATER
This recipe is super refreshing and a great way to use your entire mini watermelon in one sitting! Perfect for hot summer days and sharing with friends. Click here for the recipe.
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