These creative recipes are easy to make and allow you to savor every last morsel.
Watermelons are a classic summer road stand fruit that sometimes goes to waste because they are so large. Make use of your
leftover watermelon slices and cool down from the heat with this fresh, tangy summer sipper.
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This delicious dish is ready in less than 30 minutes! Cool watermelon salsa pairs perfectly with hot-off-the-grill fish. For a twist, serve in a pita pocket for a sandwich.
While a bit unexpected, this duo creates a flavorful combination that’s both delicious and full of healthful benefits. Consisting of only five ingredients, this refreshing treat is also simple to make.
Spiked with the sweet-sharp heat of a pepper-jelly vinaigrette, ice-cold cubes of watermelon team up with buttery crumbles
of Gorgonzola cheese and toasted pecans. Mâche is a tender, heirloom variety of lamb’s lettuce, but the salad is equally good
prepared with a mix of baby lettuces.
Making refreshing sorbet takes just fruit, water, and sugar. Use the simple syrup base to make the flavor combination of your
choice— grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, orange, strawberry, cantaloupe, cherry, or raspberry.
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Melons are at their most flavorful this time of year so chill out with this summer refresher.
This surprising salad combination will please your palate. The bright hues and refreshing flavors make Tomato-and-Watermelon
Salad the perfect summer side dish.
Use leftover watermelon to make this slushy summer drink. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Reinvent the fruit cocktail with hot pepper jelly, watermelon, peaches, herbs, and tomatoes.
This rainbow of summer fruit makes an elegant presentation and a refreshing side for a luncheon, brunch, or dinner. Layer
and chill the salad up to eight hours in advance.
Step up your traditional fruit salad recipe with this punched-up take as a BBQ side dish. The watermelon cleanses the palette
and cools you down on hot summer days.
Watermelon, honeydew, and plums are dressed with a bold Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette in this fresh salad.
Blue cheese and salty prosciutto are delicious with sweet melon. Grilling the watermelon enhances that sweetness and adds
a touch of smoky flavor. Brushing the wedges with oil keeps them from sticking to the grill.
This pretty and easy to prepare spiked-fruit salad is perfect for summer gatherings.
The sweet heat of this dish is surprisingly refreshing. Slice the watermelon into sticks about the same size as the sugar
snap peas so you get a sweet crunch in every bite. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for extra flavor.
Whirl up any summer melon in this refreshing sipper. For a nonalcoholic option, replace the sparkling wine with sparkling
white grape juice, sparkling cider, or club soda.
Cut a 1-inch slit into the rind of a just-cut watermelon wedge, and insert a wooden stick. Serve pops a variety of ways: Sprinkle
with flavored salts and freshly ground pepper, drizzle with local honey and fresh lime juice, dust with red pepper, or add
a splash of schnapps.
Indulge in the warm days of summer with this refreshing watermelon and goat cheese combination.
This salad uses just enough mayo to coat the shrimp, which will keep them moist but not drown them in a deluge of dressing.