Several things that remind us about summer is refreshing watermelon. A sweet, juicy bite of fresh fruits. Mixing it into various cold treats and enjoying its sweetness in desserts, and even deep-frying it. Here are the most creative summer recipes that are easy to make and allow you to savor every last bit of this delicious fruit, including to treat your family or guests.
Salted Watermelon Ice
Salted watermelon ice is a simple, refreshing, 4-ingredient treat that features watermelon and salt. While it may sound like an odd combo, trust me- they are a match made in heaven! The salt really helps to balance out the sweetness of the watermelon. If you’re looking for a health excuse, the lemon juice in this recipe and the sugars in the watermelon could make it an almost-suitable recovery refreshment for post-workout sweaty athletes.
Watermelon Feta Bites
If you love watermelon feta salad, then these bites are a mini version of that. Enjoy a sweet twist on the classic Italian feta cheese when you swap the tomatoes for juicy chunks of watermelon. They make a lovely flavor complement to fresh, soft feta cheese slice, and aromatic basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic syrup for serving.
Watermelon Cupcakes topped with homemade buttercream! The fluffy texture in vanilla cupcakes are bursting with juicy pockets of watermelon and the hot pink frosting is so pretty and delicious. These are the perfect summer cupcake recipe! Watermelon cupcakes are the kind of dessert you can still throw down with after pigging out on brunch and cocktails with your friends or family.
Watermelon, Arugula, and Pine Nut Salad
While the ingredients can all be prepped ahead, the greens should be tossed through this simple salad just before serving. Cool, crisp watermelon pairs beautifully with arugula and crunchy pine nuts in this refreshing summer salad. The recipe offers tips for customizing the party-perfect dish to suit your personal tastes.
Grilled Halloumi and Watermelon “Sandwich”
Here, grilled halloumi stands in for the bread, sandwiching mint, tomato, basil, fresh black pepper, and balsamic glaze. The result is a little bit salty, a little bit sweet, and just right on a balmy afternoon. Watermelon, tomatoes, and fresh mint are piled between two grilled slabs of halloumi cheese, in this creative recipe. These miniature Mediterranean-style cheese-and-fruit sandwiches are super-tasty and make a great hand-held summer party appetizer.
So, you have so many ways to make some freezing or delicious treats with watermelon all summer days. Never get bored with watermelon when you know how to cook them right. Just mix watermelon pieces or crush them and pour all your favorite ingredients. But it’s better to follow some right recipes about it. Grab one!