Fruity and flavorful, the sweet flavour of watermelon can always bring your summer up a notch. Creative Watermelon recipes are perfect for family gatherings and summer BBQs, and they’re also great when you want a light dessert to enjoy. Watermelon is one of the best ways to jazz up all our everyday recipes, from dinner and dessert to smoothies and cocktails. While watermelon is delicious enough to stand alone, it makes just as strong of a showing as the main ingredient in these whimsical easy summer recipes.
All you need for this easy recipe is a popsicle mould that you can find anywhere, watermelon and any fruit you like. Place 5 cups of pureed watermelon in a blender and process until smooth. Place any sliced fruit of choice like kiwi in the mould, and fill popsicle wells with watermelon juice. Continue layering like that until wells are full. Insert popsicle stick and let freeze until solid – then enjoy!
Chocolate Covered Watermelon
Mixing coconut oil into melted chocolate makes a magic shell with the perfect crackle-y texture for your watermelon. We all know chocolate-covered strawberries, but watermelons are our go-to fresh fruit this summer! Coconut oil helps the chocolate harden—meaning, the dipped watermelon is ready to eat pretty much immediately. Melt your chocolate, add oil, dip watermelons and wait for a few minutes to enjoy this creative summer splendour.
Watermelon And Tomato Salad
Whisk together lime juice, honey, fresh mint, ginger, dried mint, olive oil, and half a teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Place the prefered portion of cubed watermelon and tomatoes in a large ziplock plastic bag. Pour in lime dressing, squeeze the air out of the bag, and seal. Chill for 30 minutes. After transferring the ingredients to a bowl, sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese and voila!
This light, refreshing summer salad takes all the best flavours of the season and puts it all in Caprese salad form. You might be sceptical of eating cheese and watermelon, but we eat it with feta, goat cheese and halloumi all summer long, so all you need to do is a simple change-up with tomatoes. Slice up some watermelons and mozzarella, then toss with some fresh basil, balsamic, and seasonings.
There’s nothing better than a big pitcher of freshly squeezed lemonade when it comes to summer drinks. Lemonade with mint has a tangy nostalgic sweet flavour that’s unparalleled. So, here’s a new summery spin that takes it up a notch: the Watermelon Lemonade recipe! Grab a ripe, juicy melon, add it to your usual lemonade recipe instead of water, and prepare for a delicious taste buds party.
Watermelon Mango Salsa
We all know corn salsa, but how about giving this traditional Mexican recipe a sweet twist? Jazz up your chips-and-salsa game with this juicy rendition, made with jalapeños and red onions to complement the sweet seasonal watermelon. Just make sure to get top-quality nachos or tortilla chips, and enjoy!