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Refreshingly Creative Watermelon Recipes

Crisp, juicy, refreshing--the watermelon is a deliciously perfect weapon to stave off the summer heat.
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As we gear up for the hotter weather ahead, check out these neat watermelon recipes for some fresh ideas to help you stay cool! You may discover that there are ways to serve watermelon you never even knew about.

For the Innovator

Watermelon Gazpacho
Once Upon A Chef

This watermelon-based adaptation of the classic Spanish dish is the pinnacle of summer innovation. The ginger and chile give it a bit of a kick.

For the Entertainer

Watermelon Mint Jello Shots
E is for Eat

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.

For the (Watermelon) Meat-Lover

Pan-Seared Watermelon Steak
Live Eat Learn

Break out the grill and kick off barbeque season with a Pan-Seared Watermelon Steak! If you’ve never cooked watermelon before, this recipe is a must-try, and is sure to impress at the neighborhood block party.

For Those Who Enjoy the Simple Things

Watermelon, Strawberries, Pistachios, Honey & Mint
Gather & Feast

The honey, mint, and pistachios in this dish give light, refreshing watermelon and strawberries a lovely Middle Eastern lushness. The flavor combination is like heaven!

For the Sophisticate

Watermelon Basil Lime Iced Tea
Candid Appetite

As Candid Appetite suggests, “From watermelon green to basil peppermint, whip up one of these sophisticated takes on the classic summer drink.” This summer drink infused with fresh watermelon, basil, and lime is the iced tea to end all iced teas.

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