Watermelon and summer go together like peas and carrots. There is something about the fruit that makes people crave it during the hot summer months. Maybe it is the high water content when the days are sweltering or the fact that it's fun to spit the seeds, but watermelon will always represent summer to most people. The great thing about this fruit is it tastes great in salads, drinks and desserts and is very versatile.
How to Use Up Leftover Watermelon
One thing about watermelons is they are very big, and it's quite possible to have some left over after everyone has had their fill. One way you can use them up is to make popsicles out of the juice and you can also make these rosemary and watermelon ice cubes for cool refreshment added to your water or other drinks this summer.
How to Cut Up a Watermelon With Less Mess
You can minimize watermelon mess with just a few simple changes to where and how you cut it. Check out these tips on how to cut a watermelon with less mess.
10 Awesome Watermelon Recipes
Make Watermelon “Cupcakes” with real watermelon with this fun recipe that is healthier!
Make Watermelon Jelly to preserve some watermelon if you have extras. This recipe comes from Simsamsue in a House of Blue.
For a refreshing drink, try Watermelon Pomegranate Sweet Tea from Saved By Grace. This recipe even has watermelon “ice cubes”.
Try this Mojito Melon Berry Salad with Mint Lime Dressing for a great new thing to take to your next BBQ or a summer picnic.
Watermelon Sorbet sounds like a very refreshing way top cool down. Try this recipe from a Sweet Pea Chef.
Cooking Classy shows you how to make these awesome Watermelon Popcicles that even look like watermelon complete with “rind” and “seeds”.
Grandma Juice has a recipe for Spicy Grilled Peach and Watermelon Salsa that sounds like it would taste pretty awesome.
Kids (and adults!) will love this Watermelon Fruit Leather from Domestically Blissful. Who knew you could even make this?
Check out this Watermelon Feta Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing from Winter Monroe. Looks refreshing!
Belle of the Kitchen has a recipe for Watermelon Lemonade that sounds positively refreshing for a hot day. After all, nothing says summer like watermelon and lemonade, right?