nothing quite as refreshing as a watermelon on a sunny day. It
embodies the feeling of summer without being overly heavy – it’s
messy, thirst-quenching, bright, and versatile in main dishes,
appetizers, and desserts alike.
granita is a healthy dessert which is semi-frozen and better than ice
cream in the summer. This refreshing snack is like sorbet and slush
had a love child, and everyone in the family will appreciate it on
hot days. Paired great with honey or flavored syrups.
all heard of kabobs for summers, but have you heard about making
watermelon salad skewers? This Pinterest friendly and delicious
appetizer is light and has a zesty edge thanks to the balsamic.
and feta are an unlikely match made in heaven, and when transformed
into this modern wedge salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, it’s one
that will be sure to leave everyone cutting second slices. Serve on a
large wooden board as a starter with drinks.
fresh watermelon has a refreshing crunch that is hard to emulate,
this mildly sweet and hydrating fruit is also fantastic when
dehydrated into fruit leather for the ultimate nibbling snack or
school lunchbox dessert.
is definitely the year of mock meats, but we never could have
guessed that watermelon would be used as a sub for ahi tuna! Cubed
watermelon is soaked with mushroom broth and mixed with tamari, rice
vinegar, miso paste, nori and garlic. This recipe serves it raw, but
you can roast it as well.
ice cream is a highlight of summer that has less than pleasant effect
on our waistline. The solution? These watermelon yogurt pops, which
let you remain somewhat healthy while still indulging.
drinks are one of the tastiest parts of the warmer months, with their
natural sweetness and appealing hues. Mixing club soda and lime with
fresh watermelon, this nostalgic drink tastes like childhood but is
better than any fountain drink you’ve ever had.
recipe is unusual but really embodies the fresh essence of
watermelons. Watermelon sorbet freezes with lemon and sugar, which is
then topped up with a basil lime semifreddo, sweetened with condensed
milk and whipping cream.
better than fruity summertime cupcakes? Oh, only virtuous ones that
require no baking, but still have all the frosting. These watermelon
“cupcakes” are topped with piped coconut-maple-vanilla icing and
a couple of fruits.
The strawberry banana smoothie is a classic favorite, but a watermelon banana twist makes it more nuanced and perfect for injecting with booze. It’s nutritious and energizing while hitting that perfect sweet spot – especially with a dollop of whipped cream.