Is there anyone who could honestly say that he/she doesn’t like watermelon? Anyone? We thought so. We all love watermelon. There are people out there whose only purpose throughout the year is to eagerly wait for this celebrated uber-juicy summer staple. This is why we made a selection of watermelon recipes.
Although usually, people wedge it and just feast on its succulent pulp, there are other, more creative ways to enjoy this versatile summer’s wonder. You can use it for sweets, snacks, cooling drinks, and salads. You can even use a watermelon to cook chicken! Oh, and did you know you can ROAST watermelon? Check out our watermelon recipes below and hit the links for full instructions, ingredient lists, and nutritional data.
Have a juicy summer with these watermelon recipes
1. Watermelon Cantaloupe Mini Cakes
Just look at these layered melon mini cakes. In less than 30 minutes you’ll be in for a refreshing, juicy, and healthy dessert. Stack in an alternate manner watermelon and cantaloupe slices and fill each layer with lemon-flavored whipped cream. Is this a tasty way to cool your summer days, or what?
2. Chicken in a Watermelon
These chicken parts borrow the watermelon flavor which, together with those of rosemary and onion, makes them both refreshing and savory. Also, the watermelon shell acts like an oven bag keeping all the flavors inside and helping them mingle. Use the remaining pulp and integrate it into the dish by mashing it and serving the chicken with a glass of iced watermelon juice.
3. Cheesy Tequila Watermelon Bites
These cheesy tequila watermelon bites bring the salty, sweet, and sour tastes together on a plate. Pleasantly looking and with a hint of fruity tequila, just the right amount to enhance the juicy watermelon cylinders. To keep everybody happy, just see to it and prepare enough of them. Everyone will want seconds.
4. Roasted Watermelon
Let’s roast… some watermelon. Yes, you heard it right. First, marinate the watermelon in Cajun seasoning, oregano, and coriander-flavored water. Then roast it two times. Enhance its sweet taste with a tangy and salty sauce. Slice it and serve it. Rare steak? No, watermelon.
5. Watermelon and Lemon Juice
A watermelon and lemon juice smoothie is a refreshing and tasty option at any given time. And the process isn’t that complicated either. Blend some watermelon pulp together with lemon juice and serve it with ice.
6. Non-Alcoholic Watermelon Cocktail
Designated drivers or people who choose not to drink shouldn’t suffer at parties because there are too few options for them at the bar. So when you throw a gathering with your friends, think about making some non-alcoholic cocktails. Among them, we suggest this watermelon cocktail. It’s fresh, it’s breezy, nutritious, and easy to make! The watermelon blends seamlessly with the fresh mint and lime.
7. Watermelon, Veggies and Mozzarella Skewers
These are not just your ordinary skewers! Instead of meat, we’ve used watermelon, because hey, it’s summer and it’s hot outside! Slide some cucumber and cherry tomatoes in the mix and serve with balsamic reduction sauce on top. By the way, there’s no cooking involved!
8. Grilled Chicken, Watermelon and Spinach Salad
If you want to eat something light, but also rewarding tonight, you should really try this salad! It has a lot of ingredients and textures, that when combined lead to a wonderful dish, perfect for treating yourself after a long day. Also, you don’t get to try every day a salad that has both chicken and watermelon in it.
9. Watermelon Margaritas
Want to cool off on a warm summer day? Then why not do it the Mexican way and try a homemade margarita? You don’t even need any fancy margarita makers. You can do it just with the help of a regular blender. Serve it with some crushed ice and fresh mint. They’re sure to drive the heat away!
Do you have any other watermelon recipes suggestions? We’d love to hear them in the comments below. Thank you!