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On a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as juicy watermelon. Now you can get creative with this seasonal treat by trying out some simple yet delicious watermelon recipes. Beat the heat while indulging in this refreshing and sweet fruit.
Fun Watermelon Recipes
When it comes to easy watermelon recipes, this huge list has it all. Find watermelon desserts, appetizers, sweet watermelon treats, and more. Even watermelon salads and a few watermelon cocktail recipes for those who can indulge!
When it’s watermelon season, and they’re ripe for the picking, it’s time to create some of these juicy watermelon recipes!
From easy watermelon smoothies to creative watermelon recipes that you’ve maybe never even thought of before, you’ll find lots of ways to enjoy fresh watermelon below.
How to tell if a watermelon is ripe?
To make the most of the fresh watermelon, it’s important to find watermelons that are ripe and ready. Here are a few tips that will help you determine whether your watermelon is ready:
Feel its weight – A ripe watermelon should feel heavy for its size, indicating plenty of sweet juice inside.
Lifting up your chosen fruit also allows you to see ‘the field spot’ (often referred to as ‘the ground spot’ located on one side), which should appear pale or creamy yellow in color when fully ripe.
Listen for a hollow sound – When tapping the outside of the melon, it should sound hollow and or have a loud thump to it.
Why You’ll Love These Recipes
They’re refreshing on a hot summer day.
It’s the perfect way to enjoy as much in-season fresh watermelon as possible!
You’ll never tire of eating this delicious fruit!
Real quickly, before we get to the collection, I wanted to share our very own SUPER YUMMY watermelon mint lemonade (from way back in my archives). A sweet way to cool off.
And now, here’s our collection of easy-to-make watermelon recipes!
None of these recipes are hard. They’re all refreshing, they’re all delicious, and they’re all super fun to make. These watermelon recipes would be delicious for a healthy snack or a fun treat.
These delicious watermelon recipes would also be great for a BBQ, or dinner party, or to simply beat the heat on a hot day.
Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint
The easiest summer salad recipe using simple, real ingredients and easy to put together, light, refreshing, and ready in no time!
Once you try a watermelon salad, you may never go back to the old boring salads you had before. Quick, easy, tasty, and only 4 ingredients, makes this perfect for when you don’t want to heat up your house.
Filled with crunchy fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, and delicious balsamic dressing. The natural crunch and sweetness of the ripe watermelon pair perfectly with the added feta cheese and basil or mint leaves.
Glyko Karpouzi is a fruit preserve made with the rind of the watermelon (karpouzi in Greek pronounced Glee-KHO kar-POU-zee), so whenever you get a thick skinned watermelon, use the rind to make this sweet fruit preserve.
Greek watermelon feta salad is a refreshing, vegetarian summer salad that has a unique combination of sweet crunchy watermelon with creamy, savory feta cheese, and refreshing mint leaves. A perfect side dish for BBQs.
This melon and mint salad is the one to make when watermelon and cantaloupe are at their peak ripeness. It’s super simple and a portable side for bringing to barbecues. Turn it into a main dish salad by adding avocado and grilled shrimp!
This is such a great list! Now, I have a goal this summer, to make all these watermelon recipes.