Watermelon is one of the best parts of summer. It's sweet, refreshing, and perfect for a hot day. But sometimes you can get a little bored eating it the same way every time.
So, we've put together ten creative and refreshing watermelon recipes to try this summer. From cocktails to salads to desserts, you may discover that there are ways to enjoy watermelon you never even thought about.
Check out these ten creative watermelon recipes for some fresh ideas to help you stay cool and hydrated!
This Kimchi Melon Gazpacho recipe is about the fusion of west and east flavors. The sweetness of the watermelon is complemented wonderfully in this version by kimchi, bringing a savory, salty, pickled punch to this light and refreshing cold soup, perfect for a hot summer day.
Hosting a cookout or a night in with friends? Liven up the festivities with Watermelon Mint Jello Shots! Such a creative and fun recipe is perfect for letting loose and having a good time.
Skip the sushi and go straight for this delicious watermelon poke bowl recipe! This unique take on the classic Hawaiian dish is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Succulent watermelon takes the place of tuna in this recipe, resulting in a vibrant and flavorful dish. The colorful fruits and vegetables paired with rice make for a beautiful and healthy meal. Whether you're looking to impress guests or treat yourself, this dish will do the trick!
This is a light, refreshing salad that is perfect for summer. Watermelon Feta Salad with Pickled Daikons is sweet, tangy, and salty all at the same time, and the watermelon and feta are the perfect pairing. The pickled daikons add a bit of zing to the dish, and the feta cheese rounds it out with a salty note.
Serve it as a side salad, or add some grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a meal. Either way, you will love this unique twist on a classic summertime favorite!
Watermelon Salsa is sure to be your next favorite summertime salsa! Sweet and refreshing watermelon pairs surprisingly well with the spiciness and sourness of tajin, jalapeño, and lime. An outstanding alternative to the classic salsa at your next BBQ, pool party, or on any hot summer day.
This watermelon granita can quickly become one of your favorite ways to beat the heat.
This recipe requires just three ingredients and five minutes of hands-on prep time, so it's an easy dish you can whip together before your next picnic or day at the pool!
Sitting outside on a hot day, sipping an ice-cold watermelon smoothie with the sweet taste of strawberries in your mouth, and feeling refreshed is what summer should be all about. This watermelon recipe has only four ingredients, so it's super easy to make!
This summer salad is an absolute must for your next summer party and the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Grilled fresh watermelons are paired with juicy strawberries, basil, and mint to create the most refreshing bite!
This fresh summer dessert will win you over from the very first bite! The honey, mint, and pistachios give the light, refreshing watermelon and strawberries a lovely middle eastern flavor and lushness. The flavor combination is like heaven!
Take your summer weekend from good to great with this watermelon lemonade slushie! You won't be able to get enough of this drink - it's refreshingly delicious and so easy to make! Perfect for a hot day by the pool.