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5 Mouth Watering Watermelon Recipes
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5 Mouth Watering Watermelon Recipes

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If there’s one thing that tastes like summer, it’s watermelon. With that crisp crunch and sweet juice, watermelons make for a versatile and delicious ingredient in your next summer-themed cook out. Don't know where to start? We have some recommendations. Don’t wait to make these – watermelons won’t be fresh forever. Once the leaves turn a crisp burgundy we’ll be swapping the pink fruit for pumpkin-flavored-everything, stirring our apple ciders and wishing for warmer weather, (sigh).

Tomato, Watermelon and Feta Skewers with Mint and Lime from My Recipes

watermelon skewers

What You’ll Need:

2 large heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces

3 cups 1-inch watermelon cubes (about 1/4 of a 3-lb. watermelon)

8 ounces feta cheese, cubed

2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

36 (3-inch) wooden skewers

How to Do it:

1. Gently toss together tomatoes and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 1 hour.

3. Thread 1 tomato piece, 1 watermelon cube, and 1 feta cube onto a skewer, and place in a serving bowl.

4. Repeat with remaining skewers.

5. Drizzle with remaining marinade, and serve immediately.

 

 

Strawberry Watermelon Chia Smoothie from Minimalist Baker

strawberry watermelon chia smoothie

What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 cups (240 g) fresh watermelon, cubed (black seeds removed)

1 cup (120 g) frozen strawberries

1/2 ripe banana (50 g), previously peeled, chopped and frozen

1/2 - 3/4 cup (120-180 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk

1 lime, juiced (~30 ml)

1 Tbsp chia or hemp seeds (optional)

How to Do it:

1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adding more almond milk to thin, or more frozen strawberries or ice to thicken.

2. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more lime for acidity, banana for sweetness, or watermelon for a more intense watermelon flavor.

3. Serves 2 - top with additional chia seeds to mock watermelon seeds! Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

 

 

Watermelon Popsicles from The Kitchn

watermelon popsicles

What You’ll Need:

4 cups cubed watermelon flesh (about 1 pound, rind removed)

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tablespoon honey, optional

How to Do it:

1. Blend the watermelon, lime juice, and optional honey in a blender (or process the melon through a juicer, then stir in the lime juice and honey).

2. Pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing the fibrous melon with the back of a spoon to extract the maximum amount of juice.

3. Carefully pour or spoon the juice into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.

4. If using popsicle sticks, insert the sticks when the popsicles are partially frozen

 

 

Watermelon Lemonade from Deliciously Sprinkled and The Recipe Critic

watermelon lemonade

What You’ll Need:

7 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes

1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 whole lemons)

⅔ cup granulated sugar

2 cups sparkling lemon-flavored water

2 cups sparkling watermelon-flavored water

Ice cubes

Lemon & watermelon slice, for garnish

How to Do it:

1. Place watermelon cubes into blender and blend until the watermelon is completely pureed. Pour over a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl.

2. Pour strained watermelon into a large pitcher. Add fresh squeezed lemon juice and sugar. Add lemon and watermelon flavored sparkling water. Stir well.

3. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon and/or watermelon slice.

 

 

5-Minute Watermelon Sorbet from Dashing Dish

watermelon sorbet

What You’ll Need:

1/2 cup cold water

5 cups Seedless watermelon, cut into chunks then frozen

1 1/4 cup Frozen strawberries

3/4 cup Sweetener that measures like sugar (or sweetener to taste)

2 tbs Lemon juice (or according to taste)

How to Do it:

1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. (This may take a few times of scraping down the sides of the blender, and possibly a few extra tbs of water.)

2. Enjoy sorbet immediately or place in a Tupperware container and freeze until you are ready to enjoy!

3. Remove from the freezer and let soften for about 5 minutes before enjoying!

 

So, which one of these recipes are you going to try? Let us know in the comments below!

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