7 Fun Ways To Eat Watermelon This Summer

Step up your game this Summer by incorporating a favorite Summertime fruit into your routine! The watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated and is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. While most of us usually eat watermelon in slices with sprinkles of salt or sugar, there are a lot of new ways to use this exciting red fruit in many other ways! Spice up your menu with a few of these delicious watermelon treats!

arugulaSearching for a fast and easy snack? Opt for something healthy and easy to make when you’re strapped for time!

All this recipe calls for is arugula, watermelon, and feta cheese. If you want to add dressing, choose a light vinegar option instead of a thicker mayonnaise based dressing.

If you’re eating healthy, you might as well get the most out of your fresh, delicious snack!

Find this fun arugula, watermelon and feta salad recipe here!

 

 

popsicle

What better way to announce the beginning of Summer than with a pop of watermelon! These popsicles are great because they are made out of the leftover watermelon that you would have thrown out in the first place.

It’s incredibly simple, and all you need is a blender!

Cut the too-ripe watermelon into chunks that will fit into your blender – you can leave in the seeds. Add a few teaspoons of lime juice and blend it until it’s smooth. Taste it and see if you need more or less lime juice! I always start with the smallest amount of lime juice and work my way up by adding a few drops at a time.

Add sweetener and strain the pulp through a strainer. Pour the liquid into a popsicle mold overnight and give them to the kids as a snack-time treat!

Nothing is as fresh as watermelon, and the additional lime juice gives it a fun zing of flavor!

 

jelly

Want to try your hand at making home-made jelly? It’s a time-tested process that stores for up to 12 months!

It’s a bit complicated, so you may want to make an experiment of it over the course of a weekend! Get the kids involved in the process (safely, of course) and do something new and fun with watermelon!

This unique spin on watermelon is fun because you can’t easily buy watermelon jelly at the store!

Serve something original at your next party and enjoy the fresh taste of this delicious red melon!

See the step-by-step instructions here!

 

sorbet

Getting tired of the Summer heat? Try a fun and fruity watermelon sorbet!

Using only sugar, watermelon, and lime juice, you’ll be enjoying this frozen treat all Summer long!

 

It does take a few hours to create, since it does need to be frozen, but the payout is definitely worth it!

Find the super simple recipe here!

 

 

grilledPut a spin on grilled watermelon by adding sliced prosciutto and crumbled blue cheese! The bold mix of salty and sweet flavors makes this a fun and quirky side-dish to any meal.

Topped with cheeses and balsamic vinegar glaze, this savory melon will delight all of your guests! It takes only 2 minutes to grill, and less than that to prepare for serving! Remember to lightly brush the melon with oil to keep it from sticking to the grill.

Keep this dish in mind the next time you’re on a tight schedule.

Recipe here!

 

 

margaritaAre you ready to kick off your Summer vacation with a bit of pizzazz? Forget the traditional strawberries and try this clever spin on a watermelon margarita!

Utilizing the delicious red watermelon, a few limes, and your favorite tequila, this quirky rita will have your guests snapping pictures of your masterpiece all night long.

Garnish with sugar and a watermelon wedge for a sweeter take on this drink and for a cute presentation!

Get the instructions here!

 

 

 

salsa

It’s a hot day outside, and you need to pair that margarita with some fresh, home-made salsa!

Quick and easy, chop your ingredients and toss them together in a fun bowl!

Serve with scooped, baked tortilla chips, and your exciting salsa will be gone in no time!

Be sure to make a lot – it will soon be a family favorite! Find this recipe here!

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait to serve these fun, exciting dishes at my Summertime BBQs! I love watermelon, and these recipes put the perfect spin on family favorites! Use every part of the watermelon to get the most bang for your buck! You might end up with a bit too many popsicles and sorbets, so give them out to friends when the weather gets hot!

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