5 Ways to Add Watermelon to Your Summer Menu

by Sunday, August 7, 2016

Few things scream summer as much as watermelon. It’s sweet and refreshing, not to mention hydrating – just what we need during the brutal Texas summers.

 

Watermelon is not just for kids, and it’s certainly not just for slicing. So as we dive into the hottest month of the year, which also happens to be peek watermelon season, here are a few of my favorite ways to incorporate watermelon into any menu.
Watermelon, Feta, Arugula Salad with Mint

This is my summer salad staple – easy enough to whip up for the family but looks pretty enough to bring along to any gathering or party.

Watermelon, Arugula, Feta, Mint Salad

 

Love and Lemon’s Watermelon Gazpacho

As with all soups, the flavors only get better and better. Whip up a batch on Sunday and you’ll have a something light and refreshing to snack on all week.

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Photo by Love and Lemons

 

Watermelon Ginger Sparklers

When I was pregnant, I was always on the lookout for a ‘special drink’ – a girl can only drink so much water. This would have been perfect!

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Ginger Hibiscus Minty Watermelon Popsicles

If you’re short on time, just mix watermelon and greek yogurt together and pop them in the freezer for a healthy treat. But if you want to go for it, try these – the color and flavor are pretty amazing.

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Photo by Half Baked Harvest

 

Salted Watermelon Margarita

I’m a salt-on-the-rim kind of girl so this margarita is right up my alley. I made a batch this weekend and they did not last long.

Salted Watermelon Margarita

Photo by Wicked Spatula

 

Watermelon Rice Krispy Treats

Ok, so these don’t really qualify as a healthy, refreshing or even watermelon based, but there were too cute to pass up!

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treat

 

 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy watermelon?

 

Happy summer and stay cool!

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PS – If you haven’t already seen this making the rounds on Pinterest, check out this super simple way to cut watermelon: The Easiest Way to Cut Watermelon.

 

Everything you need to whip up an of these recipes:

Dried hibiscus / Popsicle Molds / Popsicle Sticks

Salad platter / Salad tongs 

Drink Glasses / Blender / Stripped Straws

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