Hiiiiiiiiiiii. I love watermelon and I’ve been pretty obsessed with it lately.
So I decided to look for some inspiration about how else I can eat it. I mean, it’s amazing straight up, but I wanted some creativity.
And, the internet blog world delivered! Thanks to so many of my awesome dietitian and blogger frannndsss, I’m coming atcha with a boatload of WATERMELON recipes today. Watermelon is one of my most favorite summer fruits, so let’s get creative, shall we?
ALL THE WATERMELON RECIPES YOU’LL EVER NEED
Firstly, I’d like to share some nutrition about this melon. Watermelon is very low in calories, but high in water. As in, 92% water. Watermelon is also high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, potassium and lycopene. Lycopene is a great nutrient for reducing the risk for prostate cancer, so get your men in on this too! Yay, nutrition!
No added sugar watermelon strawberry ice lollies from Shahzadidevje.com
These look SUPER refreshing.
Or, getchu some strawberry watermelon popsicles from The Domestic Dietitian.
As a Granita
If we’re being honest, I wasn’t sure what a granita was before seeing this recipe. For all of you who may not know, it’s kind of like a mix of a sorbet and snow cone. This italian style dessert recipe comes from Lively Table.
Did anyone else down on Italian Ice every night growing up? The Luigi individual serving ones? I did, especially after summer baseball practice. This brings back the memories.
This delicious tomato and watermelon gazpacho screams refreshing from Abbey’s Kitchen. It’s only recently that I’ve come to realize how amazing cold soup is. Better late than never, my friends.
Have you ever grilled fruit? It bring out a one-of-a-kind flavor profile, like that caramelization stuff. I think these grilled watermelon would be great for a cookout!
Another fun summer way to eat them is on skewers! This watermelon, mint and feta skewer recipe from Nutritioulicious is the perfect appetizer for dining a la fresco!
Watermelon on its own is refreshing, but how about in ice form? This sparkling watermelon lime slushie from Marisa Moore looks simple and delicious.
Or, this watermelon mint mocktail from Diana Rice.
I’m always down for a fruity mojito! Recipe from Nutritioulicious.
As a Salsa
How about as a salsa, to use as toppings on tacos and sandwiches. This fish taco recipe comes from Jeanne Reilly and I’m totally in love with the colors.
Or how about these grilled tuna tacos from The Mexitalian? Tuna anything – count me in.
In Your Salads
You can make this fruit the star in your salads, like in this summer panzanella salad from Lizs Healthy Table. I happen to think that watermelon and radishes go together really well.
I’m also loving the idea of a strawberry watermelon caprese salad, and the simple idea of a fruity salad with blueberry vinaigrette from Kroll’s Korner. This would be perfect for the 4th of July – America!!
As a Cake
Miss Abbey from Abbey’s Kitchen is killin’ it in the creativity department with this vegan watermelon cake. It almost looks too pretty to eat! Seriously, can you imagine anything better for the 4th?
This one just gets me all sorts of giddy. I think decorating pizza with toppings would be the BEST part. Fruit, yogurt, ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate…endless possibilities! Kinda like my sweet potato toast the other day.
As you can see, SO many creative ways to eat it! I don’t think I can pick JUST one.
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What’s your favorite summer food and how do you like it?