11 Unique Ways To Put Your Watermelons To Good Use This Summer!

Watermelon is one of the popular fruits enjoyed during summer. A chilled watermelon is indeed a delicious way to cool down after a long day basking in the summer weather. However, you don't have to stick to the old boring way of eating watermelon plain. Here's a compilation of some unique watermelon recipes to enjoy with your loved ones this season.

By Cookist

Did you know you could make your watermelon into pizza? Or that you could roast the seeds to make toppings for yogurt bowls? These and many more have made it to our list of the most amazing ways to enjoy watermelon this summer!

1. Watermelon Salad

Watermelon salads can be prepared in different ways, depending on personal preference. The Greek version is especially a favorite, with its exotic mix of feta, tomatoes and olives. You can't go wrong with a watermelon salad whichever Whichever way you chose to make yours, you will not be disappointed.

2. Grilled Watermelon


Grilled watermelons make delicious side dishes during the summer. They're sweet and hold a tinge of smokiness, making them an ideal appetizer for barbecue meetups with family and friends.

To prepare, simply cut the watermelon into wedges, and then sprinkle it with a special rub of lime juice, chilli flakes, and salt. You only need to grill it for two to three minutes on each side before you serve it up to your hungry guests.

3. Make a Marinade

Watermelons can be your secret to adding natural sweetness to your marinade. Mix the watermelons with vinegar and soy sauce as well as peppers, based on your preference.

4. Watermelon Salsa


Make a yummy watermelon salsa to pair with taco wraps, burritos and chips for a picnic. This recipe is an explosive combination of the sweet and tangy flavor of the watermelon with the spiciness of jalapenos.

5. Watermelon Pizza

Placing pineapples on pizza remains debated, but that doesn't mean we don't approve of this watermelon pizza. Cut up some watermelons and add your favorite toppings to make the pizza sweet or savory. The toppings range from sweet items like ricotta cheese and berries, to more savory options like feta and kalamata olives.

6. Watermelon Gazpacho


Gazpacho is cold soup made from tomatoes, but it can also be modified using watermelons as the base ingredient. Mix the watermelon with pepper, vinegar, cucumber, basil, and mint, then blend it together. Refrigerate for 24 hours and then serve. If you don't want to lose the original tomato flavor, you can just make a regular Gazpacho and serve garnished with cubes of watermelon.

7. Watermelon Ice Cubes

Cut your watermelon into cubes and arrange on a tray so that they don't get mushy. Freeze overnight and you'll have delicious chunks to add to water and any drink for natural sweetness.

8. Watermelon Margaritas or Slushie


Blend watermelon and mix with tequila and lime juice to make a sweet margarita. Serve with chunks of ice and a slice of lemon to garnish. If you'd prefer to leave out the tequila, then this recipe becomes a delicious slushie that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. How convenient!

9. Make a Watermelon Keg

This recipe is the ideal for hot summer night parties. Simply cut off the top of the watermelon, scoop out all the flesh, drill a hole for the spigot, and then screw it in. You can use the scooped fruit to make a side dish.

10. Watermelon Yogurt Parfait


A watermelon yogurt parfait is the perfect thing for mornings during the hot season. Like a typical yogurt bowl, this recipe only requires greek yogurt, honey, salt but this time, you'll be adding chunks of watermelon, and any other fruit you desire.

11. Roasted Watermelon Seeds

If you didn't already know, watermelon seeds are indeed edible and can be enjoyed roasted just like pumpkin seeds. To prepare, dry the watermelon seeds and roast them with salt over the stove or in your oven.

Which of these will you be trying first?

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