One of my favorite things about summer is all the delicious summer fruit that gets stocked at the grocery store. Of all the summer fruits, watermelon is my absolute favorite. It’s sweet and juicy, perfect on even the hottest of days. Not only is it refreshing, but it always packs some nutrition. Watermelon has excellent levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and is an excellent source of Potassium. It’s a treat you never have to feel guilty about and one that biting into will release memories of summers past.
Besides just cutting one open and digging in, watermelons can also be used to make some delicious eats and treats. From popsicles to salads to beverages, Watermelons are the fruit of the summer season. Below are 12 watermelon recipes to try this summer, check them out and let me know what you think!
Paletas de Sandia y Pepino (Watermelon Cucumber Mexican Popsicles) 1 of 11
This dish goes where no watermelon has gone before. Pairing the sweetness of a watermelon with the tangy and bitter flavors of kumquats, mint and...balsamic vinegar makes this one to try that will leave your guests saying, Whoa. See Recipe.
On a hot summer day, the right beverage can make 100 degress feel like 60, and this Watermelon Lemonade just hits the spot. Kid friendly as is, but I'd add some vodka for a girl's day at the beach. See Recipe.
The literal translation is Watermelon Water, but this is so much more than water could ever wish to be. Sweet watermelon with simple syrup and a hint of lime. I'll be making a gallon of this to take with me to the beach next weekend. See Recipe.