Nothing on a hot day is more cooling than a watermelon. It captures the essence of summer without being unduly heavy; it is sloppy, thirst-quenching, vibrant, and adaptable in entrees, starters, and desserts alike.
1. Granita de Watermelon
A healthful dessert that is semi-frozen and preferable to ice cream in the summer is watermelon granita. Everyone in the family will enjoy this cooling snack on hot days. It’s like sorbet and slush had a love child. wonderful when combined with honey or flavoring syrups.
2. Watermelon Balsamic Skewers
Have you heard of making watermelon salad skewers? We’ve all heard about kabobs for summer. Due to the balsamic, this Instagram-worthy and delectable appetizer is light and has a spicy edge.
3. Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Wedge Salad
This contemporary wedge salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, which combines watermelon and feta—an unexpected pair suited for each other—will have everyone reaching for seconds. As an appetizer with drinks, serve on a sizable wooden board.
4. Watermelon Fruit Leather
The pleasantly sweet and hydrating watermelon is also great when dehydrated into fruit leather for the ultimate nibbling snack or school lunchbox treat. Fresh watermelon has a crisp texture that is difficult to replicate.
5. Tuna of the field
We knew that imitation meats were popular this year, but we had no idea that watermelon would take the place of ahi tuna! Cubed watermelon is combined with tamari, rice vinegar, miso paste, nori, and garlic after being soaked in mushroom broth. Although it is served raw in this dish, you can also bake it.
6. Watermelon Yogurt Pops
The summertime highlight of creamy ice cream has a negative impact on our waistlines. The answer? These yogurt pops with watermelon allow you to indulge while still being relatively healthy.
7. Watermelon Lime Soda
With its inherent sweetness and eye-catching colors, watermelon beverages are among the sweetest things about the warmer months. This childhood-inspired beverage, which combines club soda, lime, and fresh watermelon, is superior to any fountain beverage you’ve ever tasted.
8. Frozen Watermelon Basil-Lime Bars
Despite being unconventional, this recipe perfectly captures the vibrant flavor of watermelons. A basil lime semifreddo that has been sweetened with condensed milk and whipping cream is added to a base of frozen watermelon sorbet that has been frozen with lemon and sugar.
9. No Bake Watermelon Cupcakes
What could be better in the summer than fruity cupcakes? Oh, only the good ones, with all the icing and no need for baking. Several fruits and piped coconut-maple-vanilla frosting are placed on top of these watermelon “cupcakes.”
10. Watermelon Banana Smoothie
The watermelon banana twist gives the traditional strawberry banana smoothie more complexity and makes it ideal for adding alcohol. With a dollop of whipped cream, it hits the ideal sweet spot while being nourishing and energetic.
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