Watermelon Recipe Ideas

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

watermelon burger

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.

Watermelon Capresecaprese

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 and Pork Kebabskebabs

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!

Frozen Protein Watermelon Bitesprotein bites

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.

Watermelon Mojito
watermelon mojito

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!

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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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