For us, summertime is definitely synonymous with devouring lots of luscious, bright, refreshing watermelon. We mean lots. It’s a healthy snack, a crisp garnish and an excellent cocktail addition (for the adults). And even though it’s mostly water, the fruit is a huge source of vitamin A and C, and is rich with antioxidants like Lycopene.
Therefore, it’s more than okay to sustain your watermelon obsession. We’re “feeding” ours with inventive recipes provided by some of our favorite, reliable recipe resources. Stay cool.
For the Kids: Marbled Watermelon Popsicles
Brought to you from beautiful, genius vegetarian recipe site Green Kitchen Stories, this treat starts with fruit and yogurt and ends with a chocolaty oat crumble.Source: Green Kitchen Stories
For the Adults: The Merchant’s Wife
This unique concoction of thirst-quenching watermelon, gin, Aperol and club soda hints at sweetness but doesn’t overdo it.Source: Saveur
As the Main Course: Cedar Plank Salmon with Watermelon Feta Salsa
This artfully barbecued salmon is finished with a feta-enhanced watermelon salsa for a sweet, crunchy and tropical finish.Source: Half Baked Harvest
In the A.M.: Kiwi, Watermelon & Pumpkin Seeds Bowl
Check out this well-rounded kiwi and watermelon bowl that uses pumpkin seeds for a touch of earthy texture.
To Snack On: Jicama and Watermelon Salad
The always-inspiring Bobby Flay does it again with restrained originality, and this watermelon salad elevated with jicama, mint and lime zest!