Nothing says “summer” quite like slicing into fresh plump watermelon!
Watermelon’s got it all– vibrant colors, robust flavors, and a refreshing crunch. Most fans of the fruit are used to simply carving it into handheld wedges and serving them cold. But did you know there’s a variety of creative ways to serve this summer favorite? Let’s check out a few.
Watermelon Burgers with Cheese
Who said watermelon had to sit on the sidelines? Add some grilled sliced watermelon to your next cheese burger for a delicious Watermelon Burger with Cheese. The sweet snap of the watermelon compliments the savory beef burger with every bite.
One of my favorite family appetizers is a traditional Italian caprese, consisting of sliced tomato, fresh Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and a balsamic drizzle. For a tasty summertime twist on this old classic, replace the sliced tomato with thick-sliced watermelon and you’ll have a new hit on your hands.
Watermelon is a great mid-afternoon snack, but it can also be the star of the show. This recipe for Watermelon and Pork Kebabs is an explosive flavorful entrèe that combines pork, fruits, and vegetables. Fire up the grill and try out these skewers!
You might be inclined to avoid watermelon seeds altogether, but blogger Anya Shinell writes, “watermelon seeds are not only totally edible, but they’re also PACKED with protein.” In her Frozen Protein Watermelon Bites, you’ll find a dairy-free, gluten-free, super-healthy snack that’ll give you a boost if you’re on-the-go or working out.
Want to cool off with a fresh adult beverage at your next cookout or summer party? Try a Watermelon Mojito, consisting of watermelon, mint, sugar, lime, and rum. This take on the traditional mojito will be a hit. (Don’t want to serve an alcoholic beverage? Try this recipe for Strawberry Watermelon Infused Water.)
Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles
Which little one wouldn’t love these Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles? Easy to make and a hit with all ages!